View Full Version : MESSENGER's Second Flyby of Mercury Complete

2008-Oct-06, 07:30 PM
This morning at 4:40 am EDT, the MESSENGER spacecraft passed only 200 kilometers (124 miles) above Mercury’s surface as it made its second flyby of the mission. Now, the spacecraft is speeding away from Mercury, continuing its science observations for about 20 hours following closest approach. This flyby should provide the first global perspective [...]

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2008-Oct-06, 07:57 PM
I'm looking forward to the images. Messenger has a camera so much better than the one on Mariner 10.