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MESSENGER: Mission to Mercury is about a satellite that took a 2 billion mile journey to Mercury and is now sending back images and data about the planet.

This feature story is an illustration of the process of science because it’s about how scientists will use data from the MESSENGER mission to formulate hypotheses about Mercury. (Read more about The Scientific Process.)

This Classroom Discussion Activity can be used to connect your students to the process of science, highlight overarching scientific themes, and enhance comprehension of the story.