MESSENGER at Mercury

Thanks to @Lora on Twitter I got to hear some discussion from the MESSENGER spacecraft public telecon yesterday. MESSENGER is on the first of three fly-bys (second in October 2008 and third in September 2009) as it gets into a proper orbit and Lora said that the images from this fly-by probably wouldn't be released until 30th January. Despite that it would appear that Tom has the first image already though! Check out the thin crescent Mercury.

Back to the AAS 2008 meeting, Astronomy Cast Live brings together posts from Pamela, Fraiser and Phil's blogs into one place.

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Posted in astro blog by Stuart on Friday 11th Jan 2008 (11:21 GMT) | Permalink
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