MESSENGER Captures 200,000 Orbital Images of Mercury, Scientists Astonished!

Orbital Image of Mercury

NASA‘s MESSENGER (an acronym of MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging) spacecraft, which was launched in August 2004, has been in orbit around Mercury since 2011. Scientists expected that the probe might have captured 1,000 to 2,000 images of Mercury until now. But surprisingly, MESSENGER has sent more than 200,000 images acquired from orbit about Mercury.


Orbital Image of Mercury
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