MESSENGER Sends Back Mercury Photo

Posted January 15, 2008 at 10:11 pm by Paul
Filed under: MESSENGER, Space Probes

Mercury

In its first swing past Mercury, the MESSENGER space probe returned this picture of the planet nearest the Sun.  This is the first time this hemisphere of Mercury has been photographed.

MESSENGER Will Fly Past Mercury On Monday

Posted January 11, 2008 at 11:09 am by Paul
Filed under: MESSENGER, Space Probes

MESSENGER

The MESSENGER space probe, launched by NASA in August 2004, will perform the first of three flybys of the planet Mercury on Monday. This will give us the first good look at Mercury in more than 30 years. Read More …