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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

NASA's Messenger probe snaps 1st image of Mercury from orbit

NASA's Messenger probe snaps 1st image of Mercury from orbit
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NASA's Mercury Messenger probe captured this historic image of Mercury, the first ever obtained from a spacecraft in orbit about the solar system's innermost planet. The photo was taken on Tuesday (March 29) at 5:20 am EDT.
Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington

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