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The solar and Mercury (to not scale)

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Mercury’s floor could also be coated in a really skinny, baked crust created by the intense warmth from the planet’s proximity to the solar.

Like Earth’s moon, Mercury’s floor lacks a considerable ambiance, which means impacts ought to break down its floor right into a skinny powder over time. Nonetheless, Mikhail Kreslavsky on the College of California, Santa Cruz, and his colleagues have discovered a key distinction between the 2 our bodies.

The group seemed by way of 1000’s of photographs of Mercury’s floor taken by NASA’s Messenger spacecraft …