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2011-11-19 04:13:16

MESSENGER was named a winner in Popular Science magazine's 24th annual "Best of What's New" in the Aviation and Space category. Founded in 1872, Popular Science is the world's largest science and technology magazine, with a circulation of 1.3 million and 6.8 million monthly readers. Each year, the magazine's editors review thousands of products in search of the top 100 tech innovations of the year in 11 categories: automotive, aviation & space, computing, engineering, gadgets, green...

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...

2011-11-14 11:00:00

A Collection of Laptop Sleeves, Totes & Messenger Bag to Enhance the Digital Lifestyle Pasadena, CA (PRWEB) November 14, 2011 Bluelounge, the award-winning international design studio known for organization and Apple related products, today announced the market-wide availability of its latest product line, Bonobo Series, contemporary urban bags for transporting and commuting digital needs and everyday gear. The Bonobo Series is a collection of timeless pieces to transport and protect...

2011-10-25 14:10:23

The MESSENGER spacecraft successfully completed its fourth orbit-correction maneuver today to increase the period of the spacecraft's orbit around the innermost planet from 11 hours 46 minutes to a precise 12 hours. MESSENGER was 198 million kilometers (123 million miles) from Earth when the 159-second maneuver began at 6:12 p.m. EDT. Mission controllers at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., verified the start of the maneuver about 11 minutes, 1...

Image 1 - Strange Hollows Discovered On Mercury
2011-10-25 04:10:27

[ Watch the Video ] NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft has discovered strange hollows on the surface of Mercury. Images taken from orbit reveal thousands of peculiar depressions at a variety of longitudes and latitudes, ranging in size from 60 feet to over a mile across and 60 to 120 feet deep. No one knows how they got there. "These hollows were a major surprise," says David Blewett, science team member from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. "We've been thinking of...

2011-10-11 17:15:00

The ultimate middleware workflow solution for small to medium sized companies just got stronger. With it's new Dynamic Document Assembly capability, Liaison Messenger EDD's ability to schedule, manage, burst, encrypt, archive and digitally distribute Business Forms, Reports, and Data; Enterprise Output Management is no longer just for the big guys. Santa Ana, CA (PRWEB) October 11, 2011 Liaison Messenger EDD 2.0 is a powerful automation server that lets users produce document workflow tasks...

2011-10-05 13:31:37

MESSENGER scientists will highlight the latest results on Mercury from MESSENGER observations obtained during the first six months (the first Mercury solar day) in orbit. These findings will be presented October 5 in 30 papers and posters as part of a special session of the joint meeting of the European Planetary Science Congress and the Division for Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society in Nantes, Frances. Scientists will also look ahead to MESSENGER observations still...

Image 1 - Mercury Has Widespread Flood Volcanism
2011-09-29 13:23:32

NASA announced on Thursday that its MESSENGER spacecraft has found new evidence that flood volcanism has been widespread on Mercury. New data from the spacecraft reveals that 6 percent of Mercury's total surface is covered by volcanic plains. "Analysis of the size of buried ℠ghost' craters in these deposits shows that the lavas are locally as thick as 2 kilometers" (or 1.2 miles), James Head of Brown University, the lead author of one of the reports published in Science, said in a...

2011-09-28 04:07:32

Science Journal Has Embargoed Details Until 2 p.m. EDT on Sept. 29 NASA will host a media teleconference at 2 p.m. EDT on Thursday, Sept. 29, to discuss new data and images from the first spacecraft to orbit Mercury. NASA's MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft conducted fifteen laps through the inner solar system for more than six years before achieving the historic orbit insertion on March 18. Briefing participants are: -- Ed...


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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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This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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