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2011-09-28 04:07:32

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.

2011-09-21 14:00:00

First independent messaging app to exceed one-quarter billion user accounts; users spend more than ten billion minutes per month engaged in globally popular eBuddy Messenger apps. Amsterdam,

2011-09-19 07:00:00

grouptime is a new social messenger for mobile devices that lets users send all kind of text and multimedia messages to individuals and groups as well as post status updates to family, friends

2011-09-09 09:31:06

Data collected during MESSENGER’s first two months in orbit around Mercury have been released to the public by the Planetary Data System (PDS), an organization that archives and distributes all of NASA’s planetary mission data.

2011-09-08 09:24:36

On Wednesday, Sept. 7, the MESSENGER spacecraft emerged unscathed from the second of four “hot seasons” expected to occur during its one-year primary mission in orbit around Mercury.

2011-09-07 11:08:41

When healthy people are faced with threatening situations, they react with a suitable behavioral response and do not descend into a state of either panic or indifference, as is the case, for example, with patients who suffer from anxiety.

2011-08-24 21:36:19

A new atlas of gene expression in the mouse brain provides insight into how genes work in the outer part of the brain called the cerebral cortex.

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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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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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