Mercury Globe
Mercury Globe
Item # mercury-globe
$ 164.99 each

The innermost planet of our solar system remained an enigma until very recently. Mercury orbits the Sun in just 88 days, never spending more than a week or two in view after sunset or before sunrise, and the planet's proximity to the Sun challenged telescopic observers for centuries. But during its mission, which ended in 2015, the NASA spacecraft Messenger revealed a unique world with a complex history. This globe combines data from 18,000 Messenger images, specially processed to preserve the natural light and dark shading of the Mercurian surface. More than 350 craters and other features are labeled on the globe, including names of well-known painters, composers, and writers. Place Mercury, the Roman messenger to the gods, on your desk!