First image ever obtained from Mercury orbit - NASA MESSENGER

First Image Ever Obtained from Mercury Orbit

NASA's MESSENGER became the first spacecraft to orbit the planet Mercury. The Charge Coupled Device (CCD) imaging sensors equip the cameras onboard and captured unique new images of the planet.

Earth and Moon from Mercury orbit, with Moon entering eclipse.  Imaged on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 by MESSENGER, a spacecraft in orbit around Mercury.

Earth and Moon from Mercury orbit, with Moon entering eclipse. Imaged on Wednesday, October 2014 by MESSENGER, a spacecraft in orbit around Mercury.

TRAPPIST-1 Solar System Comparison. This diagram compares the TRAPPIST-1 planet system with Earth's solar system. The size of Earth's sun is shown with regard to the red dwarf star, TRAPPIST-1. The position of the seven planets around TRAPPIST-1 are shown in relation to Mercury's orbit around the sun.

The Sun and to scale, with the distances to the seven planets discovered orbiting Note that Mercury would be more than six times farther away than the illustration allows. Image credit: ESO/O.

Mercury Orbit Insertion (Artist's Concept) #nasa

Mercury Orbit Insertion (Artist's Concept) #nasa

A Mercury Transit Sequence

NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day 2016 May 4 A Mercury Transit Sequence This coming Monday, Mercury will cross the face of the Sun, as seen from Earth. Called a transit, the last time this happened was in Because the plane of Mercury’s orbit is.

MESSENGER Completes Second Burn to Maintain Mercury Orbit by JASON MAJOR o9/22/14 Illustration of MESSENGER in orbit around Mercury (NASA/JPL/APL)

Delaying Death: Mercury Spacecraft Firing Engines To Stay Up Until 2015 - Universe Today

Mercury (planet) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Mercury is the smallest and innermost planet in the Solar System. Its orbital period around the Sun of 88 days is the shortest of all the planets in the Solar System. It is named after the Roman deity Mercury, the messenger to the gods.

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Mercury on the Horizon Image Credit & Copyright: Juan Carlos Casado Explanation: Have you ever seen the planet Mercury? Because Mercury orbits so close to the Sun, it never wanders far from the Sun in Earth's sky.

Messenger Reaches Mercury While it's not a "discovery," per se, it's a milestone that will no doubt lead to many new findings about the smallest and innermost planet in our solar system.   In March, after a 6 1/2-year, 4.9 billion mile journey, NASA's Messenger spacecraft reached Mercury's orbit.   Messenger, the first spacecraft to orbit Mercury, orbits the planet every 12 hours.   In November, NASA announced that the spacecraft's mission, which was supposed to end on March 17, 2012, would…

Our Solar System May Have Had A Fifth 'Giant' Planet

Mercury Messenger At a. EDT on March the Messenger probe captured this historic image of Mercury. The image is the first ever obtained from a spacecraft in orbit of the solar system's innermost planet.