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MESSENGER To Capture Earth, Moon In Series Of Images This Weekend
2013-07-19 07:10:22

With some inspiration by the Cassini team's plans to image the Earth on July 19, scientists working with NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft orbiting Mercury are preparing to catch the Earth in a series of images taken of natural satellites around the Sun's closest planet.

Mercury History Masked Volcanic Activity
2013-07-05 11:03:48

According to an analysis of images provided by NASA's Mercury-orbiting MESSENGER, a period of heavy volcanic activity gave Mercury a makeover about 4 billion years ago, erasing the first 400 to 500 million years of its history.

MESSENGER Team Names Ten Major Fault Scarps On Mercury
2013-06-08 08:29:31

Recently, the MESSENGER Science Team proposed names for 10 rupes on Mercury. The International Astronomical Union (IAU), which has been the arbiter of planetary and satellite nomenclature since 1919, approved the names.

2013-05-09 23:23:42

Atlanta-Based Startup Seeks to Shake Up Social Discovery Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) May 09, 2013 Kwello, a free social discovery platform for major 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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Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.