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Fraser
2007-Jun-15, 07:39 PM
NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft made its second flyby of Venus earlier in June, and scientists have now released the images. The photographs attached to this story actually show the pictures the spacecraft captured as it was traveling away from Venus, on its way to an encounter with Mercury in the future. ...

Read the full blog entry (http://www.universetoday.com/2007/06/15/flyby-images-of-venus-from-messenger/)

Nick4
2007-Jun-16, 01:57 AM
Looks like a smooth moon.

Doctor Know
2007-Jun-16, 07:05 AM
Knowing the fate of Venera, MESSENGER is probably glad to see Venus go. ;)

EDG
2007-Jun-16, 07:42 AM
The crescents are very pretty, but are there any approach images anywhere yet??

Disinfo Agent
2007-Jun-16, 04:43 PM
Everybody seems to like these pictures. Also posted at the Bad Astronomer's Blog (http://www.badastronomy.com/bablog/2007/06/15/messenger-images-venus/). :)

Mansie
2007-Jun-18, 02:24 PM
Earths nearest neighbour - and virtual twin in size. Makes you realise what a knife edge life conditions rest upon