Planets and Moons  ID: 30340

High-Resolution View of Mercury from Messenger Flyby 1

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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