Scientists will study the Sun and Mercury with airborne telescopes during solar eclipse
Scientists will study the Sun and Mercury with airborne telescopes during solar eclipse
Laurel Kornfeld - Jul 26, 2017
Use of two aircraft provides observers more than seven minutes of totality to conduct observations.
Andrew McDonald - Apr 28, 2015
The spacecraft will crash into Mercury on April 30.
Kathy Fey - Apr 17, 2015
NASA's Messenger will complete its mission with a crash landing on Mercury in just two weeks.
Kathy Fey - Mar 30, 2015
New study says that carbon dust could explain Mercury's dark surface.
Andrew McDonald - Mar 18, 2015
The maps reveal that the planet's surface consists of four different regions with distinct chemistries.
Laurel Kornfeld - Dec 17, 2014
The probe, which was launched in 2004, is getting ready to wrap up its mission with a spectacular collision.
Laurel Kornfeld - Dec 15, 2014
Contest is open through mid-January.
Andrew McDonald - Oct 18, 2014
In some places, the water ice has a thin layer of organic compounds on top.
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 13, 2014
Planetary missions provide unique views of Earth from space.
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 21, 2017
Discovery of large ice deposits lead scientists to suspect many similar, smaller deposits are also present at the poles.
Andrew McDonald - Apr 30, 2015
The probe's mission has ended after two extensions to continue gathering data.
Andrew McDonald - Apr 14, 2015
The instrument is being employed to keep careful track of the spacecraft's position relative to the surface of Mercury.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 20, 2014
Scientists hope follow-up to MESSENGER will unlock the secrets of another planet in our solar system