Alas, poor MESSENGER!
I knew it, Mercury, a spacecraft of infinite data gathering, of most excellent fancy.
|Numbers as of last August. via Johns Hopkins APL|
It hath borne my wonder on its back a thousand times, and now, how abhorred in my newsfeed it is! My gorge rises at its impactful outcome.
|Last image from MESSENGER|
Here hung those cameras whose images I have view'd I know not how oft.
—Where be your tweets now?
Your false-color imaging?
Your flash of Earth that was wont to set the media on a roar?
|Earth/Moon from Mercury!|
Not about now to mock your own accomplishments?
[h/t W. Shakespeare for the prose]