Thursday, March 17, 2011

Messenger in orbit

All went well with the orbital insertion burn. The Messenger craft is in orbit, the fifth planet in our solar system that we have orbited.

Strangely appropos on St Patrick's Day.

And curious that I was looking at that planet last night.

I never thought about it quite that way before... that I've looked at planets naked eye and with amplication around which or where there is a probe in orbit near.

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