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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'>The surface mapping is a first in planetary exploration<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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font-family:Arial'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'>Space.com via Yahoo<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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font-family:Arial'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'><a
href="http://news.yahoo.com/nasa-spacecraft-makes-1st-complete-map-planet-mercury-144735466.html">http://news.yahoo.com/nasa-spacecraft-makes-1st-complete-map-planet-mercury-144735466.html</a><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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font-family:Arial'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'>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.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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