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Extreme heat from the sun is baking a thin crust on Mercury’s surface

30 Jul 2020, 10:00 UTC
Extreme heat from the sun is baking a thin crust on Mercury’s surface NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington

Mercury’s surface may be covered in a very thin, baked crust created by the extreme heat from the planet’s proximity to the sun.

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