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Lest the moon fade! NASA shared a very beautiful picture of the smallest planet Mercury

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A picture posted by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has shocked internet users. In this photo, Mercury, the smallest planet of our solar system, can be seen. This picture has been clicked by Messenger, the first spacecraft to orbit the planet, which has become a topic of discussion among netizens. People are expressing their reaction enthusiastically on this and its beauty is being praised.

NASA has also posted a big caption along with the photo giving more information about this planet. It was written, ‘Mercury is slightly larger than Earth’s Moon. Mercury is the smallest planet in the solar system. It is closest to the Sun, being an average of 36 million miles (58 million km) away. Mercury is not only the smallest planet but also the fastest, rotating in its orbit at a speed of about 29 miles (47 km) per second. One year on Mercury is equal to 88 days on Earth.

NASA gave many information about Mercury
Regarding Mercury, NASA further explained how this planet has a thin exosphere instead of an atmosphere. The caption of the picture further read, ‘Mercury appears in many shades of brown and blue, with craters also visible on its surface. All this encourages scientists to investigate geological features. It is known that this post was shared a day ago. It has received more than 1.2 million likes so far and this number is continuously increasing. Also, many people have made many comments on this post.

When NASA took a picture of Chandrayaan-3’s lander ‘Vikram’
Just a few days ago, NASA had released a picture of Chandrayaan-3’s lander ‘Vikram’ on the lunar surface, which was captured by its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft. Chandrayaan-3’s lander can be seen in the center of the image and its dark shadow can also be seen with a glow around Vikram. NASA said on social media platform X, ‘NASA’s LRO spacecraft has recently taken a picture of Chandrayaan-3 lander on the surface of the Moon. ISRO’s Chandrayaan-3 landed on August 23, 2023, about 600 kilometers away from the south pole of the Moon.

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