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solar probe plus
2014-08-12 12:21:17

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has been awarded a contract from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) to supply its space inertial reference system for NASA's Solar Probe Plus program. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121024/LA98563LOGO Photos accompanying this release are available at http://media.globenewswire.com/noc/mediagallery.html?pkgid=27020. Under a nearly $3 million contract,...

MESSENGER at Mercury
2014-08-04 03:15:10

NASA Ten years ago, on August 3, 2004, NASA’s MESSENGER (MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging) spacecraft blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, for a risky mission that would take the small satellite dangerously close to Mercury’s surface, paving the way for an ambitious study of the planet closest to the Sun. The spacecraft traveled 4.9 billion miles (7.9 billion kilometers) — a journey that included 15 trips around the Sun and flybys of Earth once,...

mercury magnetic field
2014-08-01 03:45:58

Stuart Wolpert, University of California - Los Angeles Earth and Mercury are both rocky planets with iron cores, but Mercury's interior differs from Earth's in a way that explains why the planet has such a bizarre magnetic field, UCLA planetary physicists and colleagues report. Measurements from NASA's Messenger spacecraft have revealed that Mercury's magnetic field is approximately three times stronger at its northern hemisphere than its southern one. In the current research,...

2014-07-22 16:29:44

Bulletin Expands Enterprise Messaging Platform to Include Innovative Internal Chat Feature SAN DIEGO, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Bulletin, a leading provider of cloud-based mobile messaging Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), today announced the expansion of its enterprise messaging suite to include the latest OTT (instant messaging over TCP)-to-SMS technology, Messenger Chat. The platform's Messenger Chat feature enables customers across a wide range of industries to enhance...

far side solar flare
2014-07-10 07:19:47

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online In order to better understand what powers solar flares, NASA officials announced on Thursday that they were turning to the MESSENGER spacecraft orbiting Mercury in order to get a closer look at these intense bursts of radiation resulting from sunspot-related magnetic energy release. As the US space agency explained, it can be difficult understanding some of the processes on the sun when you are forced to rely solely upon the...

2014-07-09 04:21:05

LONDON, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - New instant messaging app shares advertising revenue with users - Users rewarded for frequency and length of conversations on a monthly basis - High quality 'wanted advertising' played as users chat without interruption Quack! Messenger [http://quackmessenger.co.uk ], the instant messaging app that shares advertising revenue with its users, has today officially launched in the UK. The app,...

2014-07-07 20:22:13

We designed ECHO Urgent Messenger as a key fob emergency phone and personal emergency responder. DALLAS, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Echo Urgent Messenger is the first key fob emergency phone and personal responder designed to work anywhere in the world. This creates peace of mind to consumers who are traveling anywhere in the world to use their Echo Urgent Messenger in case of emergency. The product also introduces several innovative features: -- First and smallest phone to use dual...

2014-06-19 16:24:37

Fard "The Messenger" Muhammad, an MMA Lightweight, joined the Sanctuary Management team as the first Mixed Martial Art Contender. LAS VEGAS, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Roy Jones Jr and Keith Veltre of Sanctuary Management have expanded their realm of fighters management to Mixed Martial Arts by signing Fard Muhammad. The contract was signed with the Nevada Athletic commission on Friday, June 13, 2014; beginning a new era in management for the duo. Fard "The Messenger" Muhammad...

2014-06-17 16:25:38

Messenger RNA Therapeutics(TM) leader joins short list of major innovators for potential to transform the treatment of many diseases CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Moderna Therapeutics, the pioneer in developing messenger RNA (mRNA) Therapeutics(TM), today announced it was named to the 2014 CNBC Disruptor 50 list. CNBC recognizes Moderna as one of the top 50 companies whose innovations are having a dramatic impact across their industries, and are poised for hyper-growth....

Scientists Spots Giant Space Weather Effects At Mercury
2014-06-16 03:32:22

Karen C. Fox, NASA The solar wind of particles streaming off the sun helps drive flows and swirls in space as complicated as any terrestrial weather pattern. Scientists have now spotted at planet Mercury, for the first time, a classic space weather event called a hot flow anomaly, or HFA, which has previously been spotted at Earth, Venus, Saturn and Mars. "Planets have a bow shock the same way a supersonic jet does," said Vadim Uritsky at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in...


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4_9748baf12fb7dd89aa4315d7732196cd2
2004-10-19 04:45:40

The Planet Mercury -- in astronomy, nearest planet to the sun, at a mean distance of 36 million mi (58 million km); its period of revolution is 88 days. Mercury passes through phases similar to those of the moon as it completes each revolution about the sun, although the visible disk varies in size with respect to its distance from the earth. Because its greatest elongation is 28, it is seen only for a short time after sunset or before sunrise. Since observation of Mercury is...

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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.