A second look at Mercury

What’s larger than Delaware and twice the size of Rhode Island?  The first volcano discovered on the planet Mercury by the spacecraft Messenger during a flyby.  The volcano is 60 miles in diameter and is capped by a 14 mile diameter crater.

Might be fun to climb, but I’d recommend taking water and sunscreen.

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