Turn up the Thermostat! Mercury is here!

While most of us were sleeping this morning, NASA was busy taking the first images of the planet Mercury!

“This image is the first ever obtained from a spacecraft in orbit about the Solar System’s innermost planet. Over the subsequent six hours, MESSENGER acquired an additional 363 images before down linking some of the data to Earth. The MESSENGER team is currently looking over the newly returned data, which are still continuing to come down.” — NASA

Other MESSENGER Mercury Photos

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