Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Mercury Rising by MESSENGER

MESSENGER has its first look at Mercury:

MESSENGER Sees Mercury

This is the first time anyone has seen Mercury like this. Evar. It gets me all giddy. And this is just a flyby. MESSENGER will fall into permanent orbit in 2011 and get pictures that will make me weep. Check out the MESSENGER Page for a much, much bigger version.

(h/t to Bad Astronomy)

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