North Pole Tidings
This image brings tidings from Mercury's north pole for your Christmas Eve. In this view, the crater nearest the north pole is Tryggvadóttir, with Tolkien on the left and Chesterton on the right. Dreaming of a white Christmas on Mercury? MESSENGER's latest results find evidence for ice in these craters!
Date acquired: December 07, 2012
Image Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington