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Where is Mercury Now

Welcome to the MESSENGER Education and Public Outreach homepage!

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"I am Mercury"

Each year the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) hosts an art contest for grades 2-4. This year’s contest was entitled "My Place in Space." It invited young scientists and artists to explore our solar system and beyond. They read stories and books. Searched websites. Watched movies. Then drew a picture showing what they had learned and entered it into the contest.

While all of the entries were noteworthy, the MESSENGER mission would like to congratulate Alejandro Toledo Navarro, who won second place for his depiction of Mercury. He is 9 years old and is a 4th grader at Branch Brook Elementary in Newark, New Jersey. Mercury is our place in space, too, Alejandro! See the other winners here!

About the MESSENGER Education and Public Outreach website

In developing this site, educators, scientists, and engineers are working together to bring the exciting science of MESSENGER to everyone. Here you will find a wealth of resources about the planet Mercury and about the MESSENGER mission. If you are a student or teacher make sure you check out the special sections containing educational materials and opportunities.

The MESSENGER Education and Public Outreach Team

The MESSENGER education and public outreach program is conducted by a dedicated team of individuals and organizations with a long track record in space science education in both formal (classroom) and informal (museum and science center) settings. Read about the partner organizations here


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