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In January 2008, the MESSENGER spacecraft beamed back to Earth the first high-resolution image of Mercury by a spacecraft in over 30 years -- since the flybys of Mariner 10 in 1974 and 1975.
In January 2008, the MESSENGER spacecraft beamed back to Earth the first high-resolution image of Mercury by a spacecraft in over 30 years -- since the flybys of Mariner 10 in 1974 and 1975.

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NASA planetary science director Jim Green details the NASA spacecraft MESSENGER and how it is about to crash onto Mercury.

NASA celebrates spacecraft mission to Mercury

NASA planetary science director Jim Green details the NASA spacecraft MESSENGER and how it is about to crash onto Mercury.