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NASA Spacecraft Now Circling Mercury -- a First


Science & Tech  (tags: NASA, spacecraft, Mercury, space )

Anna
- 3049 days ago - news.yahoo.com
For the first time, Earth has a regular orbiting eye-in-the-sky spying on the solar system's smallest and strangest planet, Mercury.NASA's spacecraft called Messenger successfully veered into a pinpoint orbit Thursday night after a 6 1/2-year trip and....



   

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Animae C (508)
Friday March 18, 2011, 2:52 am
Wow 1,100 degrees!!!
Look forward to the pictures!
 

Matloob ul Hasan (81)
Friday March 18, 2011, 3:07 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Sharon Balloch (127)
Friday March 18, 2011, 3:35 am
Not a very pleasant place to live.. thanks
 

Carol H (229)
Friday March 18, 2011, 4:27 am
noted, thanks Anna
 

Christoffer B (18)
Friday March 18, 2011, 4:58 am
Very cool ;)
 

Gvapo T (22)
Friday March 18, 2011, 6:06 am
cool :)
thanks for the article :D
 

Natalie Away J (125)
Friday March 18, 2011, 8:36 am
Noted thanks, I enjoy NASA's pictures.
 

Brenda Towers (0)
Friday March 18, 2011, 9:06 am
Interesting.
 

Lin Penrose (92)
Friday March 18, 2011, 11:36 am
Thanks Anna. Another sci-fi story become reality! Will be great to see pictures and data when they are available.
 

Natividad P (104)
Friday March 18, 2011, 11:46 am
Noted. Interesting. Thank you Anna
 

Louise D (44)
Friday March 18, 2011, 12:00 pm
The thing is only 1% of people have ever seen Mercury in the sky. Last year I tried to observe it and got an amazing observation yet only two days later I could not see it due to it being too faint to see in the twilight.
 

Rosie Lopez (73)
Friday March 18, 2011, 12:22 pm
beautiful!
 

Mary T (178)
Friday March 18, 2011, 1:50 pm
Noted, Thanks Anna
 

Roger G (148)
Friday March 18, 2011, 2:25 pm
nice !
 

Henry P (171)
Friday March 18, 2011, 7:46 pm
Thanks Anna
 

Tim C (2420)
Friday March 18, 2011, 8:36 pm
interesting, thanks.
 

Trequl M (170)
Sunday March 20, 2011, 10:18 am
Noted with thanks.
 

(0)
Monday March 21, 2011, 10:03 am
Why are we spending billion$ exploring planets that we have no hope of ever inhabiting?
 

Kim O (396)
Monday March 21, 2011, 8:26 pm
Noted!! Very cool shots!! Thanks Anna!!
 

Jav R (0)
Monday December 9, 2013, 7:43 am
Gracias.
 
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