Mercury Mappers

mercury_messengerjan22Life isn’t easy for Mercury. This rocky world is baked by the Sun and battered from high-speed collisions with asteroids and comets; collisions so violent they carve out chunks of debris that rain back on Mercury, creating their own craters.

Join in a game of crime-scene investigation. With your help, team scientists will be able to disentangle which scars in Mercury’s surface come from the initial collisions, and which were created through rocky splatter. This sorting of evidence will make it possible to study how Mercury has been assaulted through the history of our solar system.