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Fraser
2007-Jun-04, 06:09 PM
NASA's MESSENGER and ESA's Venus Express spacecraft are going to be at Venus together on June 6, giving scientists an opportunity to see our "evil" twin planet from two vantage points. ...

Read the full blog entry (http://www.universetoday.com/2007/06/04/two-spacecraft-will-image-venus-together/)

pantzov
2007-Jun-05, 09:41 AM
i can't wait to see the images of mercury that MESSENGER sends back. i know it will most likely be cratered rock but i don't care. :clap:

Nick4
2007-Jun-06, 05:30 AM
yeah the mercury pics will be pretty sweet.

Are the two satilites going to be on the same side of the planet?

Did anyone here anything about the satilite we sent out past pluto at all...this was a long time ago but i havent heard about it in a very long time.

Hamlet
2007-Jun-06, 02:09 PM
Did anyone here anything about the satilite we sent out past pluto at all...this was a long time ago but i havent heard about it in a very long time.

The New Horizons (http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/) probe passed by Jupiter on February 28, 2007 to get the gravity assist it needed to get to Pluto. NH is now on its long interplanetary cruise phase until its arrival at Pluto in 2015.

During the Jupiter flyby it took some spectacular images and even caught the eruption of a volcano (http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/gallery/missionPhotos/pages/051407.html) on Jupiter's moon Io.