View Full Version : MESSENGER Flyby of Mercury January 14th

2008-Jan-11, 05:30 PM
If you thought you were good at pool, think again: in a game of interplanetary billiards, the MESSENGER team has guided its spacecraft to pass by Mercury for the first time on Monday, after a dizzying path that has already taken it past the Earth once and Venus twice.The MESSENGER (Mercury Surface, Space Environment, Geochemistry [...]

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Blue Fire
2008-Jan-15, 04:47 AM
This is THE exciting news for me today! I'll be particularly interested to learn if they find ice at the poles on a rock so close to the sun. Can't wait for the pictures to be released! But I heard they aren't going to be released for a week. :confused: Anyone know why?