For years, scientists exploring the Earth’s moon have benefitted from detailed, three-dimensional views of the lunar landscape. Now, it’s easier than ever for anyone to see those same 3D pictures. Continue reading “The Moon, In Depth”
The robotic spacecraft MESSENGER, now in orbit around the first planet, shot this image of the crater known as Kertesz. By combining two images into an anaglyph, this view can be seen in 3D with the use of red-blue glasses. The team that created this picture notes that better results may be achieved by tilting the head slightly to the left.
Notable in Kertesz are several examples of the mysterious hollows of Mercury.
At first glance, this might look like just another impact crater on the surface of Mars. In fact, the topography of the feature indicates that it’s a collapse pit Continue reading “Not Your Ordinary Crater”