Wednesday, September 10, 2008

A postcard from the MESSENGER probe

OK, not from the probe itself. But this is the first time I ever got an old-fashioned postcard announcement telling me when a probe will do a flyby of a planet. The folks at Johns Hopkins University's' Applied Physics Laboratory sent me one to tell me there's a MESSENGER flyby of Mercury on October 6 and providing the link in the title of this post. Since they decided to have an important exploration event on my fortysomethingeth birthday, I am happy to pass on the word.

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