Mercury gas tail imaged by NASA STEREO spacecraft.

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Two NASA satellites snapped photos of the planet Mercury's comet-like tail. Scientists didnt notice the tail in the photos right away; an amateur astronomer asked th........

Mercury gas tail seen.



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http://www.universetoday.com : STEREO Catches Mercury Acting Like a Comet
Sep 23rd 2010

by Nancy Atkinson
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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRjGMlRkRj0[/youtube]
UniverseTodayVideos | September 23, 2010

A movie showing a 4 day period when Mercury tail was visible from the STEREO A spacecraft on 6-9 February 2008. Credit: Carl Schmidt, Jeffrey Baumgardner, Prof. Joshua Semeter from Boston University. See this page for more information: http://sirius.bu.edu/News/
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