The planet Mercury
Photojournal: PIA16853
Source: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington
Published: April 4, 2018

This colorful view of Mercury was produced by using images from the color base map imaging campaign during MESSENGER's primary mission.

Planet Colors

What Color are the Planets?

Mercury – Grey

Venus – Brown and grey

Earth – Blue, brown green and white

Mars – Red, brown and tan

Jupiter – Brown, orange and tan, with white cloud stripes

Saturn – Golden, brown, and blue-grey

Uranus – Blue-green

Neptune – Blue


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