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NASA Releases High-Resolution Images Of Mercury’s Surface
2013-03-10 07:09:00

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Several new, high-resolution images of Mercury were among the data obtained by NASA´s Mercury Surface, Space Environment, Geochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) satellite and released by the US space agency on Friday. The images, which show the crater-filled surface of our solar system´s innermost planet in “unprecedented detail,” were obtained by MESSENGER during its 13th through 18th month in orbit around...

2012-09-12 07:26:51

Late last week, the Planetary Data System (PDS) released data collected during MESSENGER's seventh through twelfth month in orbit around Mercury. PDS archives and distributes all of NASA's planetary mission data. With this release, images and measurements are now available to the public for the second full Mercury solar day of MESSENGER orbital operations. NASA requires that all of its planetary missions archive data in the PDS, an active archive that makes available well-documented,...

2012-03-09 07:31:45

Data collected during MESSENGER's third through sixth month in orbit around Mercury were released to the public today by the Planetary Data System (PDS), an organization that archives and distributes all of NASA's planetary mission data. With this release, data are now available to the public for the first full Mercury solar day of MESSENGER orbital operations. Calibrated data from all seven of MESSENGER's science instruments, plus radio science data from the spacecraft telecommunications...

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. Calibrated data from all seven of MESSENGER´s science instruments, plus radio science data from the spacecraft telecommunications system, are included in this release. “It's a real milestone for the first data ever obtained from orbit around...

2010-03-15 14:07:00

GREENBELT, Md., March 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The public can follow along with NASA on its journey of lunar discovery. On March 15, the publicly accessible Planetary Data System will release data sets from the seven instruments on board NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) "The Planetary Data System is a NASA funded program to archive data from past and present planetary missions as well as astronomical observations and...


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holluschickie
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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