Thursday, October 09, 2008

NASA probe returns to Mercury, relays awesome pics

The MESSENGER probe has returned to Mercury for its second flyby and sent back some pretty spectacular images.
Mercury is an incredibly mysterious planet that's puzzled planetary scientists for decades. Among other surprises, Mercury shouldn't have a magnetic field or an atmosphere, but it does. And it appears there's ice on the planet despite surface temperatures that can reach 800 degrees.

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I started pound360 to channel my obsession with vitamins, running and the five senses. Eventually, I got bored focusing on all that stuff, so I came back from a one month hiatus in May of 2007 (one year after launching Pound360) and broadened my mumblings here to include all science.