February 19, 2008

NASA Spacecraft Streams Back Surprises From Mercury

The recent flyby of Mercury by NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft has given scientists an entirely new look at a planet once thought to have characteristics similar to those of Earth's moon. Researchers are amazed by the wealth of images and data that show a unique world with a diversity of geological processes and a very different magnetosphere from the one discovered and sampled more than 30 years ago.

The Narrow Angle Camera (NAC), part of the Mercury Dual Imaging System (MDIS), took images of the planet as the spacecraft departed, see these amazing images in the links below.
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