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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

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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

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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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