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The Messenger probe is the first spacecraft to return to Mercury after the Mariner 10 spacecraft in 1974.

The Messenger spacecraft will finally allow us to know the entire surface of Mercury that could not shoot Mariner.

The launch of Messenger at Cape Canaveral on 3 August 2004.
Credit : NASA
White stripes on Mercury
Credit: NASA
The Mercury's surface: a zone of 200km x 200km.