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NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft has uncovered evidence that Mercury has contracted far more than previously believed over the past four billion years, according to research appearing in Sunday’s edition of the journal Nature Geoscience.
Later today, the MESSENGER spacecraft will have completed 1,000 Earth days of flight operations in orbit around Mercury.
Larry Nittler, a staff scientist in the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, has been named deputy principal investigator of the MESSENGER mission.
A small NASA spacecraft called Messenger will enter into the orbit of the planet Mercury on St Patrick â€™s Day, circling as close as 125 miles from the rocky planet's surface and revealing parts of Mercury never before seen by human eyes.
Hawaii may be paradise for vacationers, but for geologists it has long been a puzzle.
NASAâ€™s live media teleconference held earlier today included a panel of experts working on the US space programâ€™s MESSENGER instrument that discussed new data and findings revealed by the planet Mercuryâ€™s makeup.
Members of the MESSENGER science team will present a range of new findings from the spacecraftâ€™s studies of the planet Mercury during the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting next week in San Francisco.
As NASAâ€™s MESSENGER spacecraft prepares for its second flyby of Mercury, new analyses of data from the first flyby will be presented at the European Planetary Science Congress in MÃ¼nster on Tuesday 23rd September.
The spacecraft is MESSENGER, and the planet is Venus. On June 5, 2007, MESSENGER will fly past Venus just 338 km above the planet's surface--and it will shoot a laser into the clouds.
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