8A50.10 - Mercury

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Demo Title:
Planets of the Solar System
Area of Study:
Solar System
Mercury globes, Video tapes and images from exploratory missions to Mercury.

Choose the videotape or web images that best fit your presentation.

The 2014 Mercury globe has been made from 16,000 image frames from the Messenger spacecraft which imaged the whole planet.

The Astronomy magazine Mercury globe was produced using images from the Mercury Dual Imaging System abord the Messenger spacecraft.  

The old Mercury globe (reddish colored one)  is made from images of just 1/2 of the planet that has been doubled to cover the whole globe.

  • John L. Roeder, "Dance Lessons", TPT, Vol. 31, # 3, Mar. 1993, p. 132.
  • John L. Roeder, "Astrodances", TPT, Vol. 30, # 6, Sept. 1992, p. 384.
  • Maurice Bruce Stewart, "The Orbit of Mercury", TPT, Vol. 29, # 6, June 1991, p. 346.
  • Jay Pasachoff, "This Month's Cover...", TPT, Vol. 55, #3, March 2017, p. 129.
  • Jay M. Pasachoff, "Using the 2016 Transit of Mercury to Find the Distance to the Sun", TPT, Vol. 55, March 2017, p. 137-141.
  • Alex Alaniz, "A Simple Special Relativistic Perturbation Scheme for Yielding the General Relativistic Behavior of Point Particles and Photons in the Gravitational Field of Stars", AJP, Vol. 70, # 5, May 2002, p. 498.
  • Kevin G. Suffern, "Where the Sun Never Sets: Solar Insolation at the Poles of Mercury", AJP, Vol. 60, #11, Nov. 1992, p. 1040.
  • Ashley G. Smart, "Model Dynamo May Solve Mercury Mystery", Physics Today, August 2014, p. 14.
  • NASA / Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory / Carnegie Institution of Washington, Front Cover Photo, Physics Today, Jan. 2011.
  • Sean C. Solomon, "A New Look at the Planet Mercury", Physics Today, p. 50, Jan. 2011.
  • Johanna Miller, "Radar Reveals Mercury's Molten Core", Physics Today, p. 22, July 2007.
  • "Sunlit Side of the Planet Mercury", Ad Astra, Spring 2014, p. 4.
  • Sky and Telescope's Information of Mercury Globe, 2014.
  • Janice VanCleave,  "Planet Facts and Figures",  A+ Projects in Astronomy, p. 193.
  • Stephen L. Gillett,  "Inward Ho!",  Analog Science Fiction/ Science Fact,  p. 62.

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