Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Mercury's Messenger

This is the first picture of Mercury from the Messenger Spacecraft This is a historical event, Messenger is the first orbiter around the first planet in our solar system. Mercury's orbit is roughly in between 69 million km and 49 million km from the sun. The planet is roughly .055 the mass of our planet and is even smaller than some of the moons in our solar system.


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