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Buzzing the Homeworld

Buzzing the Homeworld

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NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington/Bill Dunford

Buzzing the Homeworld
The MESSENGER spacecraft, en route to Mercury, gets a gravity boost by flying by the home planet. With its jewel-like seas and clouds, it is immediately clear that this world is unique in the Solar System.

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Original image data dated on or about August 2, 2005

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