16 Oct 2008

Mercury vs. Sun

Posted by jofr

This impressive Mercury image from the Transition Region and Coronal Explorer (TRACE) satellite shows the Sun in ultraviolet wavlengths on November 8, 2006, as Mercury’s disk began to transit the Sun (Credit: NASA / TRACE). Look at the giant dimensions of the sun! The earth is not much larger than Mercury. More impressive pictures of the sun here.

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