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More News from Mercury

Posted: June 5, 2007

More News from Mercury

One week ago, the MESSENGER spacecraft, with the SPRL built FIPS instrument onboard, transmitted to Earth the first high-resolution image of Mercury by a spacecraft in over 30 years since the three Mercury flybys of Mariner 10 in 1974 and 1975.  At the same time, FIPS began analyzing particles from Mercury's atmosphere to determine its composition.

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