Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Mercury Fly-by Images

It's no accident that the Mercury fly-by space probe was named "Messenger". You probably recognize the winged Roman god, Mercury.  He was the messenger of the Gods.

Anyway, NASA recently released the first images of the planet Mercury taken by the Messenger probe, with more to follow.

Launched in 2004, it took almost 7 years to get there.

I dunno....if you're like me, photos of other planets, our solar system, and the universe STILL makes me jump for joy! 

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