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Real World: Mercury's MESSENGER Reveals Mysteries

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How long is a day on Mercury? Why does the planet have a 600 degree range in temperature? MESSENGER, NASA's first mission to Mercury in 30 years, has captured stunning imagery helping to determine the composition of the surface and measure Mercury's unusual magnetic field.

Published on: April 19, 2013

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