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Messenger Spacecraft

Mercury as seen from NASA'S Messenger spacecraftOTD in 2007, the MESSENGER spacecraft completed its closest approach to Venus during its second flyby. Below is a series of images which the spacecraft took as it traveled away from the planet.NASA's MESSENGER Delivers New Pix, Data from MercuryOTD in 2004, the MESSENGER spacecraft launched on a Delta II rocket to gather data about Mercury and its environment. The spacecraft has fundamentally changed our understanding of Mercury during its orbital exploration of the planet. More viaNational Air and Space Museum on TwitterOn this day in 2011, NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft captured the first image of Mercury ever obtained from Mercury's orbit:NASA'S MESSENGER Spacecraft Begins Historic Orbit of Mercury

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