Latest Exploration of Mercury Stories
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.
MESSENGER will complete its 1,000th orbit of the planet closest to the Sun at 11:22 p.m. EDT tonight.
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.
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.
On May 6th, MESSENGER began its 100th orbit around Mercury.
NASA released the first batch of hundreds of photos taken by MESSENGER during its orbit of Mercury on Wednesday.
On Tuesday, NASA released the first image the MESSENGER spacecraft has taken during its close-up encounter of the planet Mercury.
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.
The first spacecraft designed by NASA to orbit Mercury is giving scientists a new perspective on the planet's atmosphere and evolution.
The solar system's innermost planets are about to put on a beautiful show.
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