This psychedelic image from NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft shows northern volcanic plains on the first digital elevation model of the planet. To create the global map, the spacecraft spent four years orbiting the innermost planet 4,104 times.
Johanna Teske observing at the Gemini North telescope in Hawaii. (Johanna Teske/DTM)
Stream beside the borehole strainmeter installation site in Skógar, Iceland, looking to the ocean just visible on the horizon. (Michael Acierno/DTM)
Brian Schleigh in the small underground vault for electronics at the borehole strainmeter installation site in Iceland. (Alan Linde/DTM)
Michael Acierno (DTM), two loggers from the Iceland Geosurvey, Matthew Roberts (IMO), Brian Schleigh (DTM), Bergur Bergsson (IMO) at the borehole strainmeter installation site in Iceland. (Alan Linde/DTM)
On the duPont Telescope at Las Campanas, we have a specialized astrometric camera, designed to measure the positions of stars with great accuracy. Here is DTM Postdocs Jackie Faherty and Jessica Donaldson on the catwalk. (Alycia Weinberger/DTM)