June 11, 2013

Cliff on Mercury gets a Dutch name

Filed under: General,History,Science by Orangemaster @ 1:20 pm

An enormous cliff wall on the planet Mercury has been given a Dutch name. NASA named the cliff after the Dutch East India Company (VOC) ship Duyfken, the first European ship to reach Australia in 1606. The Duyfken cliff is 500 kilometres long and lies in the southern hemisphere of Mercury.

For the big fans, you can look at hundreds of pictures of Mercury and I bet you one of them could contain the Duyfken.

(Links: www.dutchnews.nl, www.nasa.gov)

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