Space Fan News #16: First Images of Mercury; All of Kepler's Planets; Number of Earths in Our Galaxy

Lots of really cool news out this week. The MESSENGER spacecraft took some images of Mercury, the Kepler guys put out a really neat graphic showing all of the candidate planets Kepler discovered in February, and a paper showing an estimate of the nu

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Lots of really cool news out this week. The MESSENGER spacecraft took some images of Mercury, the Kepler guys put out a really neat graphic showing all of the candidate planets Kepler discovered in February, and a paper showing an estimate of the number of earth-like planets in our galaxy.


Mercury's first images:

http://messenger.jhuapl.edu/gallery/sciencePhotos/image.php?page=2&gallery_id=2&image_id=432

http://messenger.jhuapl.edu/gallery/sciencePhotos/image.php?page=1&gallery_id=2&image_id=437

Mariner 10 report:
http://ser.sese.asu.edu/M10/M10_PDF/TM33-7_3.PDF


Kepler Graphic:
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap110329.html

Number of earth like planets:
http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2011/03/milky-way-has-two-billion-earthlike-planets-but-how-many-earths.html

http://arxiv.org/abs/1103.1443

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