Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Interactive Map of Mercury

Messenger and the Science of Mercury is an Esri story map showcasing some of the discoveries made by the Messenger's spacecraft's orbit of the closest planet to the sun. Messenger was the first spacecraft to ever orbit Mercury and its findings have greatly enhanced our understanding of the planet.

Messenger and the Science of Mercury contains imagery of Mercury captured by Messenger during its orbit. It also includes an interactive map of the planet created by the Messenger team in 2013. The main part of the story map however is made up of a series of images with accompanying explanations examining the topography, mineralogy and atmosphere of Mercury.

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