Solar System Scratchpad

[Boiler Plate]

Craters near Mercury's poles that are deep enough so that sunlight never penetrates them. Possibly contain water ice which has remained there over geological time periods. Messenger's altimeter has revealed that they are deep enough to harbor frozen water.

Mercury/Eternal Shadow Craters Web PagesEdit

Mercury/Eternal Shadow Craters In the NewsEdit

Polar Craters Deep Enough to Contain Water (Jun 2011)Edit

See Mercury/Eternal Shadow Craters, Mercury/Water

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