Meet one of the Solar System's most intriguing planets - up close and personal - with a mission debriefing from Principal Investigator, Dr. Sean Solomon. This event will be held on July 2 at 1 p.m. EDT at the Webb Auditorium at NASA Headquarters (300 E St. NW, Washington, DC) and can also be streamed online
For nearly a decade the MESSENGER spacecraft survived severe thermal and radiation hazards to explore Mercury, the Sun's closest planetary neighbor, with an orbital mission that ended in a dramatic planned April 30, 2015 impact. What did we learn in this seventh mission in NASA's Discovery program? What we now know about one of Earth's nearest neighbors may teach us something about ourselves.
Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington
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