NASA spacecraft crashes on Mercury after 11-year mission
NASA spacecraft crashes on Mercury after 11-year mission

An unmanned NASA spacecraft has crashed on the surface of the planet Mercury, after it ran out of fuel following a successful 11-year mission, the US space agency said Thursday.

6 unknown facts about MESSENGER's Mercury hit revealed
6 unknown facts about MESSENGER's Mercury hit revealed

There are six things that you probably didn't know about the MESSENGER's Mercury hit to occur on April 30.

Facebook rolls out 'Messenger's standalone web version ' for desktop users
Facebook rolls out 'Messenger's standalone web version ' for desktop users

Facebook has recently launched a web version of its messenger, in a bid to make it easier for users to chat from a browser tab on a desktop.

NASA's Mercury mission given last lease of life
NASA's Mercury mission given last lease of life

NASA engineers have lifted the orbit of the Mercury probe - currently operating on an extended mission and almost out of fuel - and delayed its inevitable impact into Mercury's surface by up to a month.

Facebook users not in awe of Messenger app

The newly launched Facebook Messenger app has received poor reviews from its users, with most criticising the popular social networking site for forcing them to download a separate app to access their messages.

Zuckerberg reveals Facebook Messenger has 200mln users

More than 200 million people use Facebook Messenger every month, CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said.

MESSENGER completes 3,000th orbit of Mercury

MESSENGER has recently completed its 3,000th orbit of Mercury and moved closer to the planet than any spacecraft has been before, dropping to an altitude of 199 kilometers (123.7 miles) above the planet`s surface.

Mercury shrunk by more than 7 kilometers in radius over past 4 billion years

Researchers have claimed that Mercury may have contracted up to 7 kilometers in radius over the past 4 billion years, much more than previous estimates suggested.

Facebook plans to launch more standalone apps like messenger

Facebook will soon release more standalone apps like Facebook Messenger and Instagram, the company has said.

Facebook releases updated Messenger for iOS and Android

Facebook has reportedly released a latest version of its Messenger app for iOS and Android which looks more like any other chat app than something specific from the social media giant.

Mercury`s crust possibly made of magnesium-rich basalt

Researchers have determined that the upper layers of the Mercury`s crust most closely resemble magnesian basalt terrestrial rocks.

`Microsoft to replace Messenger with Skype on March 15`

Software giant Microsoft has announced that it will `retire` its Messenger online chat feature on March 15 and replace it with the Skype internet telephony service.

NASA spacecraft spies on Mercury

NASA`s spacecraft called Messenger is now circling Mercury in a pinpoint orbit.

NASA’s MESSENGER set to orbit Mercury

NASA`s MESSENGER is now set to orbit the Solar System`s innermost planet-Mercury.

Access issue: Blackberry gets Aug 31 deadline

Government has given time to Blackberry and telecom firms to resolve access issue by August 31. The government has said that if companies don`t meet deadline, enterprise services, messenger will be blocked.

BlackBerry now touts Messenger to woo the young

Facing a fierce onslaught from Apple’s iPhone 4 and Google Android devices, BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) is pulling out all the stops to woo consumer and youth market.

NASA`s MESSENGER reveals new info about Mercury

MESSENGER has revealed ion emissions in Mercury`s exosphere

I`m messenger of India`s ancient thoughts: Dalai Lama

Tibetan spiritual leader, the
Dalai Lama, on Saturday said he was active in spreading India`s
message of non-violence and religious harmony throughout the

NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft to zero in on Mercury’s crust

The Neutron Spectrometer flying aboard NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft is all set to take a closer look at Mercury to understand the planet’s crust, as the spacecraft make its third and final pass around Mercury on Tuesday.