NASA is planning a mission to Mecury in 2004. The unmanned orbiting satellite will take pictures of the planet and collect information on the planet's composition and atmosphere. Interestingly, Mercury is the only planet besides Earth with a magnetic field. (Makes you wonder how John Carter made his way around Barsoom.) Link Discuss
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