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FemurBone January 17 2008 04:33 AM

New photo of Mercury
New Photo of Mercury taken by NASA's Messenger probe. It was taken a few days ago. It's a photo of the previously unseen side.

Maurice January 17 2008 04:47 AM

Re: New photo of Mercury
What's that black slab standing in that crater for? ;)

Mark de Vries January 17 2008 12:37 PM

Re: New photo of Mercury
It's visually not the most amazing planet, but still: it's a look at part of a world we've never seen. Those four or five dark-rimmed craters in the upper right seem to have thrown up a layer of grey dust around them. It's as if they covered up a large area on impact. We don't see that anywhere else on the surface.

Zachary Smith January 17 2008 04:12 PM

Re: New photo of Mercury
How shockingly different than any photos of Mercury we've ever seen before . . .

Brent January 17 2008 04:44 PM

Re: New photo of Mercury
Very awesome!

What is Messengers mission?

All Seeing Eye January 17 2008 04:50 PM

Re: New photo of Mercury
Wouldnt it be cool to send a big bunch of nukes and make our own crater bigger than all the rest. ;)

T J January 17 2008 04:51 PM

Re: New photo of Mercury
Welcome to Wiki.

Spider January 17 2008 06:02 PM

Re: New photo of Mercury
You can follow the mission and look at more pictures at NASA's Messanger web site.

Brent January 17 2008 06:03 PM

Re: New photo of Mercury
Thanks, I found it, VERY cool!

Ronald Held January 17 2008 10:50 PM

Re: New photo of Mercury
Thanks for posting the image.

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