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

Ten years ago, on August 3, 2004, NASA’s MESSENGER 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.

2012-06-22 12:00:39

MESSENGER will complete its 1,000th orbit of the planet closest to the Sun at 11:22 p.m. EDT tonight.

Mickey Mouse Seen On Mercury
2012-06-19 06:49:23

NASA's MESSENGER probe has sent back an image from Mercury that is either an alien's sense of humor, or a few asteroid's depiction of Mickey Mouse on the sun-baked planet.

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2011-08-04 06:45:00

Seven years ago, on August 3, 2004, MESSENGER left Earth aboard a three-stage Boeing Delta II rocket to begin a journey that would take it more than 15 laps through the solar system, through six planetary flybys, and ultimately into orbit around Mercury.

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2011-05-09 08:21:14

On May 6th, MESSENGER began its 100th orbit around Mercury.

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2011-03-31 05:00:00

NASA released the first batch of hundreds of photos taken by MESSENGER during its orbit of Mercury on Wednesday.

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2011-03-30 05:50:00

On Tuesday, NASA released the first image the MESSENGER spacecraft has taken during its close-up encounter of the planet Mercury.

2010-07-15 13:50:00

WASHINGTON, July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The first spacecraft designed by NASA to orbit Mercury is giving scientists a new perspective on the planet's atmosphere and evolution.

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2010-07-15 14:30:00

The first spacecraft designed by NASA to orbit Mercury is giving scientists a new perspective on the planet's atmosphere and evolution.

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2010-04-01 07:23:13

The solar system's innermost planets are about to put on a beautiful show.


Word of the Day
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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