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Traveling To Hard-to-reach Destinations Made Easier Thanks To NASA Technologist
2013-08-01 08:22:27

NASA Traveling to remote locations sometimes involves navigating through stop-and-go traffic, traversing long stretches of highway and maneuvering sharp turns and steep hills. The same can be said for guiding spacecraft to far-flung destinations in space. It isn't always a straight shot. A NASA technologist has developed a fully automated tool that gives mission planners a preliminary set of detailed directions for efficiently steering a spacecraft to hard-to-reach interplanetary...

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

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online We previously reported the NASA/ESA/ASI Cassini spacecraft was preparing to take an amazing picture of Earth as Saturn encountered a solar eclipse. This event is set to occur late this afternoon between 5:27 and 5:42 pm. The Earth will pose for Cassini, which is more than 900 million miles away, and NASA is encouraging all Americans to go out and photobomb Cassini, and then share their pictures via the Internet. The Cassini images...

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

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Ever since NASA's Mariner 10 sent back the first images of Mercury, scientists have been fascinated by the planet's unusually smooth surface. According to an analysis of images provided by NASA's Mercury-orbiting MESSENGER (MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging), a period of heavy volcanic activity essentially gave the planet a makeover about 4 billion years ago, erasing the first 400 to 500 million years of its...

Space Exploration Milestone - Mariner 2 50 Years Later
2012-12-13 05:51:51

[ Watch the Video: The 50th Anniversary of Planetary Exploration ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Fifty years ago this Friday, America's space exploration ushered in a new era when NASA's Mariner 2 spacecraft became the first ever to study a planet other than our own. On December 14, 1962, Mariner 2 became the first spacecraft to successfully make a close-up study of another planet. The event took place about 36 million miles away from Earth. To celebrate the...

2012-11-29 16:20:19

WASHINGTON, Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A NASA spacecraft studying Mercury has provided compelling support for the long-held hypothesis the planet harbors abundant water ice and other frozen volatile materials within its permanently shadowed polar craters. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The new information comes from NASA's MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft. Its onboard instruments have been...

2012-10-25 15:21:55

In the news release, ATMC Cable TV and North State Communications Choose Mariner xVu(TM) to Ensure Superior TV Service Quality on Microsoft® Mediaroom® Deployments, issued 24-Oct-2012 by Mariner over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the sub-headline should read "Mariner's Video Service Oriented Monitoring(TM) (vSOM) Solution Dramatically Reduces Truck Rolls, Decreasing OPEX" rather than "Mariner's Video Service Oriented Monitoring(TM) (vSOM) Solution Dramatically...

2012-10-24 11:24:56

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mariner, a global leader in IP video service monitoring and troubleshooting technologies, today announced that ATMC Cable TV of Shallotte, N.C., and North State Communications of High Point, N.C., have deployed the Mariner xVu(TM) suite of service monitoring products, including Mariner SupportVu(TM), Mariner NetworkVu(TM), and Mariner ReportVu(TM). Both ATMC and North State Communications are utilizing Mariner's award-winning Video Service Oriented...

MESSENGER Marks 8th Anniversary Since Launch
2012-08-06 09:33:40

John Neumann for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Eight years ago this month, in 2004, the MESSENGER space probe was launched on a six-and-a-half year, 4.9-billion mile journey to be the first spacecraft to orbit the planet Mercury. The leisurely cruise included 15 trips around the Sun, a flyby of Earth, two flybys of Venus, and three flybys of Mercury. During its gravity assist swing-by of Earth, on August 2, 2005, Messenger´s cameras captured several hundred images of our...

Messenger Completes Mercury Mission
2012-03-21 12:30:58

In Roman mythology Mercury was the “Messenger of the Gods,” — as well as a god of trade, thieves and travel. It is thus fitting — apart from the trade and thieves aspect — that the MESSENGER program has been so carefully studying the inner most planet in our solar system. MErcury, Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) this week successfully completed a year-long mission to perform the first complete reconnaissance of the...

NASA Extends MESSENGER Mission
2011-11-15 04:32:52

NASA has announced that it will extend the MESSENGER mission for an additional year of orbital operations at Mercury beyond the planned end of the primary mission on March 17, 2012. The MESSENGER probe became the first spacecraft to orbit the innermost planet on March 18, 2011. "We are still ironing out the funding details, but we are pleased to be able to support the continued exploration of Mercury," said NASA MESSENGER Program Scientist Ed Grayzeck, who made the announcement on November...


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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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