Mercury and its interior, illustration

Mercury and its interior, illustration

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Credit: EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY/NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of WashingtonSCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Caption: Mercury and its interior, illustration. The internal structure of Mercury is dominated by a large solid iron core (red), and a liquid outer core (orange) of iron, sulphur and silicates. An iron-poor silicate mantle (grey) lies below a 10-kilometre-thick silicate crust (black line). The surface of Mercury depicted in the graphic is based on images taken by NASA's Messenger spacecraft.

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