As our Suns’ closest orbiting body, it experiences extremes of heat and cold, has the most eccentric orbit of any Solar planet, and an orbital resonance that makes a single day last as long as two years.But since the arrival of the probe, we have learned some new and interesting things about the planet’s geological history as well.Dating from the early 60's the Oxford Book of Poetry for Children was a purple-covered hardback trove of lyrical delights and amazing illustrations. "Flies is very tiresome." "Flies bite." Half the time they munched the grass, and all the time they lay Down in the water-meadows, the lazy month of May, A-chewing, A-mooing, To pass the hours away. --------- Seriously, how could you bring yourself to eat any animal that was that well-mannered?The book held near-religious qualities for me as a child, revered along with blue-covered paperbacks by AA Milne, but although filled with hundreds of poems from Kipling and Carroll, TS Eliot and Edward Lear, there are only a handful of lines that have somehow stuck in my mind to this day. "Grass is very tasty." "Grass is all right." Half the time they munched the grass, and all the time they lay Down in the water-meadows, the lazy month of May, A-chewing, A-mooing, To pass the hours away. For example, images that were recently obtained by the NASA spacecraft revealed previously undetected landforms – small fault scarps – that appear to be geologically young.The presence of these features have led scientists to conclude that Mercury is still contracting over time, which means that – like Earth – it is tectonically active.
If you’re separated but not divorced, dating is a tricky subject.probes, both of which found evidence of large wrinkle ridges and fault scarps on the surface.The features were reasoned to be the result of Mercury contacting as it cooled early in its history (i.e. team noted, these small scarps were considerably younger, dating to about 50 million years of age.On one hand, it’s natural to want to find companionship and move on from your marriage.On the other hand, you’re still legally married and some ties are still there.