High-Resolution View of Mercury from Messenger Flyby 1

  • Released Tuesday, October 22, 2013

This high-resolution mosaic of images shows Mercury as it appeared to Messenger as the spacecraft departed the planet following the mission's first flyby of Mercury. This mosaic resembles the historic first image transmitted back to Earth after that flyby and shows a portion of the planet never previously seen by spacecraft. The Messenger mission is on track to become the first spacecraft ever to orbit Mercury.

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

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This page was originally published on Tuesday, October 22, 2013.
This page was last updated on Monday, July 15, 2024 at 12:15 AM EDT.


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