Posted by BC on September 24th, 2009
Did you know that Mercury has an atmosphere? It does. It also has a comet-like tail. And it has an eliptical equatorial region.
Messenger Spacecraft has been sending back high resolution images of the mercurian terrain. It has also been sending back images in various wavelengths to tell scientists more about the atmosphere, the tail, and other features associated with the tiny planet.
Messenger will make a third and final flyby at a close 142 miles from the surface of Mercury on 29 September 2009. Then Messenger will settle into an orbit around the planet. See some of the high resolution photos, and to read more detailed information about Messenger and the discoveries made during the flybys.
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