Images from MESSENGER's third Mercury flyby to be available in just a few hours

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Get ready - it's almost 7:00 am EDT right now, and the download from MESSENGER of the images after the flyby began last night at 10:00 pm. According to that page the first images of the flyby are to be released at 10:00 am, so just a bit over three hours.

Edit: images have been released; here they are. This one in particular is interesting, showing the newly imaged area that until now had remained completely unseen. There is still quite a bit left to image, especially at the poles.

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