Close-Up Look at Mercury

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Here's some pretty incredible news for space buffs--close-ups of Mercury, one of the most puzzling objects in our solar system. You can learn more at and of course I guess it'd be dumb to call anything associated with Mercury "cool," but when I see stuff like this movie I get excited. Good to know NASA isn't just sitting on its laurels, though I'm still bitter that we haven't got a colony on Mars yet. At this rate, we'll be hit by a giant asteroid and extinct before we get self-sustaining colonies started anywhere else.