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SCIENCE: First ever images of Mercury infographic

First ever images of Mercury

Graphic News

April 1, 2011 -- NASA’s Messenger spacecraft has started its year-long mission orbiting Mercury six years after launch from Earth. The craft made 15 loops around the Sun and five planetary flybys to boost its speed by over 104,000km/h.

NEW GRAPHIC NEWS - a new website for a new era.

28 years ago — April 2, 1991 — the original Graphic News launched using a precursor to today’s websites that used email technology. These enabled infographics to be delivered electronically around the world over telephone lines. What was possible was very limited - It took 10 minutes for a 100K file to download.

Since then delivery speeds and website technology have moved on. The new website will offer the best online experience possible now, adding many new features (and offering new opportunities for the future), but still enabling existing users to select and download infographics and enjoy the distinct brand of visual journalism that is Graphic News.

Over the coming weeks I will give further information. Please contact me if you have any questions. Fiona Roberts, froberts @