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A MESSENGER Image Compilation from 2010
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A MESSENGER Image Compilation from 2010
Release Date: December 21, 2010
Topics: Earth, HD Resolution Images, Image Compilations, Mercury Flyby 1, Mercury Flyby 2, Mercury Flyby 3, NAC, WAC

As 2010 comes to a close, the MESSENGER spacecraft is less than three months from becoming the first ever to enter orbit about Mercury. The coming year 2011 promises to be a historic one for the MESSENGER mission and for the exploration of the Solar System more generally. As we await turning the page on the calendar, let's look back at 12 image highlights from this year:

January: Honoring Haitian Painter Benoit and American Photographer Lange
February: Spectacular Color... with Better Yet to Come
March: Rachmaninoff in Concert with Recently Named Craters on Mercury
April: How Mercury's Copland Received Its Name
May: Painting a Wave of Rays
June: The Complex Geology of Geddes Crater
July: Debussy and Its Hundreds of Miles of Rays
August: Earth and Moon from 114 Million Miles
September: Young Volcanism on Mercury
October: Looking Toward Mercury's Horizon
November: Mercury's Vast Expanses of Smooth Plains
December: The Impressive Rays of Hokusai

Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington

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