Posted by BC on October 5th, 2008
A second MESSENGER flyby of Mercury is scheduled for October 06, 2008. The second flyby should provide images of the part of Mercury yet to be seen by humankind. Mercury will not only take thousands of images, but it will also measure the topography via lasers.
The first flyby answered questions about Mercurian terrain and gave us exciting, new details of the planet’s internal workings. The tiny planet has not been viewed all around, but with MESSENGER, we will have a glimpse of the never-before seen hemisphere.
Get ready for the images and information that should start coming soon. More information can be found at the NASA site: MESSENGER Returns to Mercury.