Tuesday, March 29, 2011

So, This is What Mercury Looks Like

Posted By on Tue, Mar 29, 2011 at 3:51 PM

From NASA:

Early this morning, at 5:20 am EDT, MESSENGER captured this historic image of Mercury. This image is the first ever obtained from a spacecraft in orbit about the Solar System's innermost planet. Over the subsequent six hours, MESSENGER acquired an additional 363 images before downlinking some of the data to Earth. The MESSENGER team is currently looking over the newly returned data, which are still continuing to come down.

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