January 17, 2008

Who Says Astronomers are Nerds?

Or that they lack a sense of humor? :) Astronomy Picture of the Day is reporting the fly-by of the Messenger spacecraft, which is making its first pass of the planet Mercury. Noting that it had been 35 years since Mariner 10 had passed by Mercury (the only other spacecraft to do so), the astronomers at APOD linked their site to this picture.

Groovy, baby! :)

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