Hotel Mars: Mission to Mercury. 2 of 2: David T. Blewett, Johns Hopkins Univ. Applied Physics Lab, Space Exploration Sector, Planetary Exploration Group (SRE). David Livingston, SpaceShow.com

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(Photo:North Pole of planet Mercury. This image is a composite.

Original caption: “NASA

The dark region at the center of this image, pieced together from photographs taken by NASA's Messenger spacecraft, includes the north pole of Mercury. Because Mercury's spin axis is almost exactly vertical, sunlight never reaches the bottoms of craters near the poles, and water ice can persist in the ultra cold temperatures there.

Date November 2012

Source https://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/30/science/space/mercury-home-to-ice-messenger-spacecraft-findings-suggest.html

Author NASA

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Hotel Mars: Mission to Mercury. 2 of 2: David T. Blewett, Johns Hopkins Univ. Applied Physics Lab, Space Exploration Sector, Planetary Exploration Group (SRE). David Livingston, SpaceShow.com