Space Exploration

NASA’s Messenger Mission to Mercury [Infographic]

Messenger Mercury OrbiterIn the 1970s, Mariner 10 photographed less than half of Mercury’s surface. MESSENGER’s mission is to enter orbit around the planet, complete the detailed mapping of Mercury and return data about magnetic fields and particles in the planet’s vicinity. MESSENGER stands for “MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry and Ranging”. 

Learn more about NASA's Messenger mission, the first ever set to orbit the planet Mercury, in this infographic.Source All about our solar system, outer space and exploration

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Paul Tomaszewski is a science & tech writer as well as a programmer and entrepreneur. He is the founder and editor-in-chief of CosmoBC. He has a degree in computer science from John Abbott College, a bachelor's degree in technology from the Memorial University of Newfoundland, and completed some business and economics classes at Concordia University in Montreal. While in college he was the vice-president of the Astronomy Club. In his spare time he is an amateur astronomer and enjoys reading or watching science-fiction. You can follow him on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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