MESSENGER and the Science of Mercury

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The MESSENGER spacecraft’s name comes from “MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging,” highlighting the project’s broad range of scientific goals. MESSENGER was the first spacecraft to orbit the planet Mercury, and the spacecraft’s seven scientific instruments and radio science investigation helped to unravel the history and evolution of the solar system’s innermost planet. MESSENGER orbited Mercury from March 18, 2011 to April 30, 2015. Let’s take a closer look at some of the fascinating things MESSENGER has taught us about the closest planet to the sun.

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