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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Earth to Mercury

NASA's Messenger spacecraft has entered Mercury's orbit where it will spin around the planet 730 times over the next year. The mission has been 15 years in the making. The spacecraft had to spin around Earth's orbit once, Venus' orbit twice, and Mercury's orbit three times in order to gain enough momentum to make it into the atmosphere. According to the article listed below Mercury is very dense, is constantly shrinking, and has a gravitational pull (unlike Venus and Mars).

Messenger's 14 minute burn into Mercury's atmosphere:

Mar. 18 0045 GMT

How the chart looks from earth:

Sun 28 Pisces; Moon 3 Virgo; ASC 9 Sagittarius; MC 8 Libra; NN 29 Sagittarius Rx

Mercury from our viewpoint is at 15 Aries conjunct Jupiter in the 5th House and opposing Saturn 16 Libra in the 11th House.

The cusp of the 3d house is 30 Aquarius. The Moon-Neptune (30 Aquarius) opposition is in layered over the H3-H9 cusps. Guess that's pretty awesome for a spacecraft making contact with Mercury.



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