MESSENGER

Mercury Spacecraft’s 2015 Death Watch Could Go One More Month

If all goes well -- and there's no guarantee of this -- NASA's venerable Mercury sentinel may have an extra…

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Weekly Space Hangout – Dec. 19, 2014: Methane on Mars!

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Guests: Morgan Rehnberg (cosmicchatter.org / @cosmic_chatter) Ramin Skibba (@raminskibba) Alessondra Springmann (@sondy) (more…)

6 years ago

Name That Crater On Mercury! MESSENGER Team Opens Public Contest

Here's your rare chance to leave a lasting mark on a piece of the Solar System. The team behind the…

6 years ago

Could Mercury Get A Meteor Shower From Comet Encke?

We're sure going to miss the MESSENGER spacecraft at Mercury when it concludes its mission in 2015, because it keeps…

6 years ago

Mercury Spacecraft Moves To Testing Ahead Of 2016 Launch To Sun’s Closest Planet

After facing down a couple of delays due to technical difficulties, Europe's and Japan's first Mercury orbiter is entering some…

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Weekly Space Hangout – Oct. 24, 2014

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Guests: Ramin Skibba (@raminskibba) (more…)

6 years ago

Watch the “Blood Moon” Eclipse from Mercury

Yes, it's another time-lapse of the October 8 lunar eclipse that was observed by skywatchers across half the Earth… except…

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MESSENGER Completes Second Burn to Maintain Mercury Orbit

A little over a week before NASA's MAVEN spacecraft fired its rockets to successfully enter orbit around Mars, MESSENGER performed a…

6 years ago

Mercury’s Hot Flow Revealed by MESSENGER

Our Sun is constantly sending a hot stream of charged atomic particles out into space in all directions. Pouring out from holes…

6 years ago

Mercury’s Ready For Its Close-Up, Mr. MESSENGER

Are you ready for a good close look at Mercury? At an incredible 5 meters per pixel, this is one of…

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