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NASA`s Messenger to observe Mercury closely

Last Updated: Monday, August 04, 2014, 19:01

NASA’s Messenger spacecraft which was sent to study the Mercury 10 years back, will observe the planet at lower altitudes.

Earth-directed CME to pass by Messenger and Juno spacecrafts

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 10:12

The sun erupted with an Earth-directed coronal mass ejection on July 16, 2013.

Early bombardment history on Mercury revealed

Last Updated: Thursday, July 04, 2013, 19:12

The age of the youngest and broadest volcanic provinces visible on Mercury was determined to be about 3.6 billion to 3.8 billion years ago, just after the end of the Late Heavy Bombardment.

Secrets of Mercury’s geological history revealed

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 17:09

The MESSENGER spacecraft has been revealing new information about the surface chemistry and geological history.

Mercury`s core `larger and more complex than expected`

Last Updated: Thursday, March 22, 2012, 11:09

On March 17, MESSENGER (MErcury Surface, Space Environment, GEochemistry, and Ranging) completed its one-year primary mission, orbiting Mercury.

Impact from asteroid behind Mercury’s wobbly orbit

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 13, 2011, 16:33

Scientists believe that Mercury’s wobbly orbit could have been caused by an asteroid impact so huge that it left a basin in the planet’s surface.

Decades-old mysteries of Mercury unfolded

Last Updated: Friday, September 30, 2011, 19:06

After six months of orbiting Mercury, NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft is providing surprising new information on the planet.

NASA`s Messenger fetches 1st orbital photo of Mercury

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 30, 2011, 12:11

NASA`s Messenger spacecraft, the first ever to enter orbit of Mercury, has fetched its first photo.