Friday, April 1, 2011

First Orbital Images of Mercury

The MESSENGER mission to Mercury has acheived orbit around the planet.   The first images from orbit were obtained today.  They are spectacular.   http://messenger.jhuapl.edu/index.php

First color orbital image of Mercury obtained today. Click to enlarge
Mariner Spacecraft observed? - ironically on April Fools' day.


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