Friday, January 25, 2008

Friday beautiful science

Today's Friday beautiful science comes from the Mercury Messenger mission:

One week ago, the MESSENGER spacecraft transmitted to Earth the first high-resolution image of Mercury by a spacecraft in over 30 years, since the three Mercury flybys of Mariner 10 in 1974 and 1975. MESSENGER's Wide Angle Camera (WAC), part of the Mercury Dual Imaging System (MDIS), is equipped with 11 narrow-band color filters, in contrast to the two visible-light filters and one ultraviolet filter that were on Mariner 10's vidicon camera. By combining images taken through different filters in the visible and infrared, the MESSENGER data allow Mercury to be seen in a variety of high-resolution color views not previously possible. MESSENGER’s eyes can see far beyond the color range of the human eye, and the colors seen in the accompanying image are somewhat different from what a human would see.



Matt Duensing said...

I appreciate your list of studies that you have sent me. I will have to read some of them, because i did not state that there were no studies, just that none of them would prove that fluoride had more positive then negative effects. I have something of my own for you to view, tell me what you think.

Me, obviously said...

Beautiful picture!

~Oh, and by the way, I've got AdblockPlus so I can't see any ads at all.