NASA's MESSENGER mission around Mercury has made the news lately. The mission was a winner in "Popular Science" as it was named a winner in the magazine's 24th annual "Best of What's New" in the Aviation and Space category. [more].
The spacecraft has returned over 60,000 images and will continue to return more as time goes on. 9 of those images were combined to show a portion of the limb of Mercury in a view that makes you feel like you "are there". Go to the link and click on the image to see the expanded view http://messenger.jhuapl.edu/gallery/sciencePhotos/image.php?gallery_id=2&image_id=699
There will be more news, views and discoveries about this fascinating planet in the months to come.
Sky Guy in VA