Friday, May 1, 2015

The Messenger Probe Goes Home

Yesterday (April 30th) the Messenger Probe completed its mission with a flourish by crash landing on the surface of Mercury. During its 4 year mission, it orbited the small planet 4103 times, and sent back thousands of images helping us map our tiny neighbor.



Messenger was forecasted to make a 52 foot wide crater, impacting the surface at over 8700 mph.


Check out more about Messenger at the links below:

http://messenger.jhuapl.edu/