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Third Time's No Charm: MESSENGER's Third Gravity Assist Successful, But "Safe Mode" Interrupts Science

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla

30-09-2009 14:05 CDT


I just posted a news story on the MESSENGER flyby based upon a press release just issued by the mission. More later!

Area of Mercury newly seen during MESSENGER's 3rd flyby


Area of Mercury newly seen during MESSENGER's 3rd flyby
The red line outlines the five percent of Mercury's surface not before imaged by spacecraft. MESSENGER gathered high-resolution images of this region on approach to its third flyby, on September 29, 2009.

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