Images of Mercury Messenger due to be released January 30th

NASA will release images of the planet Mercury taken by the orbiter Messenger which completed it’s most recent flyby on January 14th of the planet. Messenger took over 1200 images of the Mercury and this flyby.
Messenger was originally launched August 3, 2004.

Image credit: NASA
The unnamed crater (52 kilometers, or 31 miles, in diameter) in the center of the image displays a telephone-shaped collapse feature on its floor.
NASA’s Messenger web site


~ by tellinghistory on January 14, 2008.

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