NASA Wants Your Help Naming Five Mercury Craters. Plus, a Mercury Meteor Shower

December 16, 2014 4:22 PM

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Back on March 18, 2011, MESSENGER became the first spacecraft to enter orbit around Mercury. Since then, MESSENGER’s mission has been a huge success. More than 260,000 images have been taken by the spacecraft. And, every mission objective scientists sought was completed.

For over 3 years, MESSENGER has remotely collected and transmitted back information about the planet closest to the Sun. The findings have revolutionized our thinking about Mercury’s interior structure, its formation, relation to the other planets, geology, and space environment. Remarkably, MESSENG...

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