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March 20, 2011

NASA's MESSENGER Spacecraft Begins Historic Orbit Around Mercury

As planned, NASA's Messenger spacecraft is into orbit around Mercury. "This mission will continue to revolutionize our understanding of Mercury during the coming year," said NASA Administrator Charles Bolden. This is exciting because even though it is fairly close to Earth, it has not been explored thoroughly. It is obviously the closet to the Sun, and that is why it has been hard to study previously, but now that we have the chance there should be some awesome information coming within this year.


http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/03/110317232139.htm

Posted by scottymg at March 20, 2011 10:27 PM

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It will be interesting to know what the satellite finds out about Mercury; perhaps it will give us more information about Mercury's planetary shrinking and how it came about having such a large core.

Posted by: brdoss at March 21, 2011 09:17 AM

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