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MESSENGER mission to collect new data about Mercury

Mercury passing in front of the sun

Look carefully at this photo of the sun. The small black dot is Mercury, passing in front of the sun on May 7, 2003. Images of this rare event were captured by both the SOHO and TRACE spacecrafts.

Image credit: NASA

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