Mercury Rising

Yesterday, the MESSENGER spacecraft released the above image as the first of the main stage of its mission, orbiting around the innermost planet and surveying the surface.  When that’s complete, we will have the first complete detailed map of the surface of Mercury.


About Meng Bomin

Real name Benjamin Main, I am a graduate of Grinnell College with a degree in Biological Chemistry.
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One Response to Mercury Rising

  1. hbd chick says:

    isn’t that just the neatest photo you’ve seen in … well, in lightyears? (^_^)

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