Bon Voyage Messenger. May the Fourth be with you

Last week, the Little Space Probe That Could, having completed it’s purpose, died. It crashed into the surface of Mercury, somewhere in the vicinity of Shakespeare crater.

By the Numbers

“ Thou know’st ‘tis common; all that lives must die,
Passing through nature to eternity.” – Hamlet: Act 1, scene 2.

What Messenger saw

What Messenger saw

Image Credits: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington.

What’s ‘May the Fourth’, you ask? One of the best days of the year!

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9 comments on “Bon Voyage Messenger. May the Fourth be with you

  1. I like what one of the administrator’s said about Messenger’s end—”Going out with a bang….” Can’t help thinking that Messenger becomes a play thing for Mercurians.

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  2. jannatwrites says:

    I like that last photo… pretty cool view!

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