Category Archives: Messenger

Space Game: Where in the Solar System is Destination Four? (day 3)

GAG! CHOKE! GASP! COUGH! ABORT! ABORT! THE LANDINGS OFF! Whoa! Destination Four wasn’t kidding about having gross air. That stuff is deadly! (see why I like to travel by internet) The upper atmosphere isn’t so bad – that is, if … Continue reading

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Missing Mercury?

Hey Mercury, it’s been great! With your cliffs, your craters, your bleak black plains. Who could forget those frigid nights and scorching days? And that huge sun hanging about ten feet overhead like a giant yolk ready to burst at … Continue reading

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More From Mercury

Hey Space Bloggers! Messenger is going to stay in orbit around Mercury for an entire year. We don’t have that long, but we could hang around a couple more days, just to see what Messenger is up to. So far, … Continue reading

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We interrupt this Game to bring you some Breaking News… The First Ever Picture from Orbit around Mercury!

Space Bloggers, we are live from┬áNASA. Let’s listen in… At 5:20 am EDT on Mar. 29, 2011, MESSENGER captured this historic image of Mercury. This image is the first ever obtained from a spacecraft in orbit about the Solar System’s … Continue reading

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