New Photos Suggest That Planet Mercury Is Hollow

The hollows appear to have formed relatively recently. The next question is, what lies inside? Phys.org writes:

A recent image acquired by NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft shows the interior of Eminescu, a youngish 80-mile wide crater just north of Mercury’s equator. Eminescu made science headlines last year with MESSENGER’s discovery of curious eroded blotches called “hollows” scattered across its interior and surrounding its central peak, and now it looks like the spacecraft may have spotted some of these strange features in their earliest stages of formation along the inner edge of the crater’s rim.

First announced in September 2011, hollows have now been identified in many areas across Mercury. The lack of craters within hollows indicates that they are relatively young. It was suggested that they may be the result of an ongoing process on Mercury.

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  • http://singedrac.livejournal.com Singe

    That’s like saying Earth is hollow because it has caves.

    • David Howe

      Bad Headlines make worse conversations

  • http://twitter.com/TedHeistman Ted Heistman

    I follow some reptoids on Twitter and they say apartments inside the Moon are getting really pricey…

    • http://www.sacredgeometryinternational.com/ Camron Wiltshire

      Hipster Fucking Reptoids and their gentrification. When does it stop?!?

      • Calypso_1

        Coming to a hollow earth analog near you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/manuel.landa.988 Manuel Landa

    The Hollow Mercury Society will open its first Earth chapter soon.

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