Mar 23 2015

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Ah, ah, ah, ah, Stayin’ Aloft

You heard it here first when I reported this from a conversation I had with one of my KinetX bubbas:

Hover Campaign Promises Bird’s-Eye View of Mercury’s Surface. It’ll take another 4 maneuvers to keep it in such a low orbit, but it will be worth it if they can detect ice or crustal magnetic anomalies from such low altitudes.

Scientists will hone in on shadowed craters at northern high latitudes to search for water ice,” Korth said. “We have found such evidence previously in the mission, but we hope to find more at low altitudes and spatially resolve the distribution within individual craters if we are lucky.”

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