From the September 2009 issue

Will the Messenger probe to Mercury be able to get a photograph of the asteroid Icarus?

John Lockwood, Washington, D.C.
By | Published: September 28, 2009 | Last updated on May 18, 2023
Artist rendition of MESSENGER
Artist rendition of the MESSENGER space probe to Mercury.

No. Icarus will be way too faint for MESSENGER’s instruments to observe it.