You need to upgrade your Flash Player The theme of this blog is not only and obviously space, but in particular “terrestrial worlds”, places that tend to have surfaces on which one could walk or at least attach oneself to. These places sometimes also have other earth-like familiar features such as atmospheres, weather, volcanos, geysers and perhaps, we are finding, even exotic oceans, rivers or lakes that are not necessarily made of familiar materials we are used to here at home. The second theme is imagery. Occasionally I do some retouching of images when needed if an image is incomplete or sometimes “dirty” or noisy. I will attempt to correct image shortcomings based upon other images or well-accepted presumed attributes. When this is done, notes will be offered as to what was added, why and sometimes how it was done. This way no one should ever wonder if something they are looking at is real or photoshop.

Messenger Mercury Part 1 and 2

Messenger Mercury Parts 1 and 2

Image by Gordan Ugarkovic. The top RGB (red/green/blue) pair is from the first flyby in January while the lower is from the second flyby from this week. The color in the latter is artistic based upon the color information provided in January’s encounter.

Time for an update to the Mercury Portrait wallpaper me thinks.

One Response to “Messenger Mercury Part 1 and 2”

  1. schneiderism » Blog Archive » Getting Closer to Mercury Says:

    [...] and continue to get excited by what Messenger is sending back to us. I found the image above at wanderingspace. Posted in science, solar system, space program [...]

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