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Microsoft  Prepares To Switch Messenger Users to Skype
2013-02-15 17:36:45

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online This week Microsoft outlined its plans to move users of its Messenger platform over to Skype. Microsoft originally planned to retire Messenger in all countries except mainland China by the end of the first quarter of 2013. However, it now appears that the transition may take a little longer than originally stated. Plans for the switchover were detailed by Mary Jo Foley for All About Microsoft on ZDNet. Microsoft executives now...

Step Outside And See Mercury At Sunset
2013-02-09 10:02:39

NASA Science NASA has recently discovered a very strange planet. Its days are twice as long as its years. It has a tail like a comet. It is hot enough to melt lead, yet capped by deposits of ice. And to top it all off ... it appears to be pink. The planet is Mercury. Of course, astronomers have known about Mercury for thousands of years, but since NASA's MESSENGER probe went into orbit around Mercury in 2011, researchers feel like they've been discovering the innermost planet all...

2013-01-20 23:01:37

PolicyPak recently released a Pak to make managing the chat application easier than ever. (PRWEB) January 20, 2013 PolicyPak Software, a leader in desktop management, recently unveiled a Pak for Yahoo Messenger. The pre-configured Pak for Yahoo Messenger makes it easier for companies and enterprises to manage their instant messenger of choice. Yahoo Messenger in itself provides nothing to manage it using Group Policy, so the Pak allows admins to deliver settings in Yahoo Messenger and...

Facebook's Messenger For iOS Adds Voice
2013-01-17 09:30:21

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online It wasn´t all that long ago that Facebook decided they´d begin testing a feature in their Messenger for iOS app which allowed users to place free calls to one another. Now, less than 2 weeks later, Facebook has said they´ve begun rolling out the feature to all US users. Speaking to The Verge, Facebook has said their tests of the VoIP service in Canada went well and now, US users can begin making calls to one...

Disney Name Goes Interplanetary With Impact Crater Identity
2012-12-21 13:55:02

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Mercury has gained a little more fame in the eyes of Hollywood, after the International Astronomical Union (IAU) agreed to name nine impact craters after Walt Disney. The MESSENGER Science Team proposed nine names for impact craters on Mercury, all of which refer to either a blues singer, animation pioneer Walter Elias "Walt" Disney, or other artists. IAU has been the gatekeeper for planetary and satellite nomenclature since 1919,...

Mercury Found To Have Ice And Organic Material
2012-11-29 18:33:50

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers using data taken by NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft have found evidence of water ice deposits and organic material on Mercury. UCLA planetary scientists crafted the first accurate thermal model of the solar system's innermost planet, pinpointing the extremely cold regions where ice has been found on or below the surface. Researchers wrote in the journal Science that the newly discovered black deposits are a thin crust...

2012-11-27 09:02:02

NASA will host a news conference at 2 p.m. EST on Thursday, Nov, 29, to reveal new observations from the first spacecraft to orbit the planet Mercury. The briefing will be held in the NASA Headquarters auditorium, located at 300 E St. SW in Washington. Science Journal has embargoed details until 2 p.m. on Nov. 29. The news conference will be carried live on NASA Television and the agency's website. NASA's Mercury Surface, Space Environment, Geochemistry, and Ranging, or MESSENGER...


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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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cacodemon
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