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Looking Skyward: A closer look At Mercury

Image credit: ESA/BepiColombo/MTM, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO
This annotated view of the first photo of Mercury by BepiColombo identifies major craters and other features.

A European-Japanese spacecraft is taking a close look at the planet Mercury. CAI's John Basile talks with Regina Jorgenson of the Maria Mitchell Observatory on Nantucket about the importance of this mission.

John Basile is the local host of All Things Considered weekday afternoons and a reporter.