[FPSPACE] NASA Messenger spacecraft has successfully mapped entire surface of Mercury

Peter Pesavento pjp961 at svol.net
Wed Mar 6 15:59:25 EST 2013


The surface mapping is a first in planetary exploration

 

Space.com via Yahoo

 

http://news.yahoo.com/nasa-spacecraft-makes-1st-complete-map-planet-mercury-
144735466.html

 

Article also mentions that the first mission extension ends sometime this
month (apparently).  The Messenger mission science team hopes to ask for
another extension of two further years, but if the sequester takes hold,
that has a likelihood of not happening.

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