Friday, January 18, 2008

NASA: Previously unseen side of Mercury also covered with craters

OUTER SPACE - In a flyby of planet Mercury, MESSENGER spacecraft took some pictures that established definitively the existence of craters we could only postulate before.

"We've known for quite some time now that most of the surface is pocked with craters," said amateur spaceologist and sandwich artist Blake Blealey.

"Now we have photographic proof that there are craters on the other side, too. That's our tax dollars at work. I wonder if we'll find out whether the other side of the sun is bright."

Blealey then returned to his job, oblivious to numerous innovations in his daily life spawned by the space program, such as fire-resistant materials, smoke detectors and the padding in his shoes.
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