MESSENGER is a spacecraft that's been orbiting Mercury since early 2011, sending back to Earth huge amounts of data about the tiny planet, including incredible high-resolution close-up images. It's an amazing mission...
... but I wonder what kind of Mickey Mouse outfit would put up this kind of image for display?
[Click to enmusculate.]
Well, at least I know to whom NASA can turn if the current budget cuts get through Congress.
Image credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington
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