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This article interested me because I was shocked it took billions of years for NASA to figure out there is water on the moon. When I thought of the moon I never thought there would be water on it and it made me think about how much more there is to figure out about our universe.
The field I am writing about is astronomy. In 2004 NASA launched the Messenger space craft to explore our solar system, including trip around Earth, Mercury, Venus and the Sun. It was reported this week that during its third trip past mercury, Messenger provided NASA with an almost complete view of Mercury’s surface. That had never been seen before. Some of the things that are shown by the photos include a bright area and a formation that could be like a volcano. Messenger also took pictures of a huge basin that is almost 200 mile wide and could be 1 billion years old. Believe it or not a 1 billion year old basin is considered young, because other similar basins are believed to be about four times older. Messenger also took pictures of Mercury’s North Pole and South Pole, and provided a lot of information about Mercury’s atmosphere. It also showed that Mercury’s surface has a lot of iron and titanium, which is similar to some parts of the moon.
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