OUT OF MIND
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.
Latest topics
» USDA Now Asking People to Register Their Vegetable Gardens for National Database - DON'T DO IT!!!!
Why Did NASA Crash A Satellite Into Mercury?  EmptyToday at 11:16 am by PurpleSkyz

» Being Kind Can Have a Huge Impact on Your Well-Being. Here's How
Why Did NASA Crash A Satellite Into Mercury?  EmptyToday at 10:40 am by PurpleSkyz

» Ancient extinct 'miracle' plant may have been rediscovered in Turkey
Why Did NASA Crash A Satellite Into Mercury?  EmptyToday at 10:37 am by PurpleSkyz

» Anarchy Means Only No Rule, No Rulers; In Other Words — Freedom
Why Did NASA Crash A Satellite Into Mercury?  EmptyToday at 10:31 am by PurpleSkyz

» Rewilding Food, Rewilding Our Mind & Rewilding the Earth
Why Did NASA Crash A Satellite Into Mercury?  EmptyToday at 10:29 am by PurpleSkyz

» Three Scientific Mysteries Of Plato’s Atlantis
Why Did NASA Crash A Satellite Into Mercury?  EmptyToday at 10:23 am by PurpleSkyz

» SpaceX rolls rocket to pad ahead of Crew-5 astronaut launch
Why Did NASA Crash A Satellite Into Mercury?  EmptyToday at 10:10 am by PurpleSkyz

» Good People Doing Good Things — In The Aftermath Of Ian
Why Did NASA Crash A Satellite Into Mercury?  EmptyToday at 10:03 am by PurpleSkyz

» Now That Twitter Belongs To Elon, Here Is What He Will Do To The Platform In His Own Words
Why Did NASA Crash A Satellite Into Mercury?  EmptyToday at 10:00 am by PurpleSkyz

» RT Victorious In Google Censorship Lawsuit, YouTube Forced To Restore Blocked Channels
Why Did NASA Crash A Satellite Into Mercury?  EmptyToday at 9:54 am by PurpleSkyz

» BREAKING: ICAN Wins Lawsuit Forcing CDC to Turn Over V-SAFE Covid Vaccine Injury Data
Why Did NASA Crash A Satellite Into Mercury?  EmptyToday at 9:37 am by PurpleSkyz

» Crop Circles From The Air 2022 Season UK
Why Did NASA Crash A Satellite Into Mercury?  EmptyYesterday at 10:33 am by PurpleSkyz

» They Can’t Hide the Truth Any Longer about COVID Jabs
Why Did NASA Crash A Satellite Into Mercury?  EmptyYesterday at 10:24 am by PurpleSkyz

» SIXTH property insurer declares bankruptcy after Hurricane Ian
Why Did NASA Crash A Satellite Into Mercury?  EmptyYesterday at 10:20 am by PurpleSkyz

» Hurricane Ian Recovery Update, Day 5
Why Did NASA Crash A Satellite Into Mercury?  EmptyYesterday at 10:18 am by PurpleSkyz

» NASA Is Sending a Rotorcraft to Titan in 2027. Here's Where It Will Land.
Why Did NASA Crash A Satellite Into Mercury?  EmptyYesterday at 10:13 am by PurpleSkyz

» FDA Preparing to Publish Study on 4 Potential Adverse Events Following Pfizer Vaccination
Why Did NASA Crash A Satellite Into Mercury?  EmptyYesterday at 9:10 am by PurpleSkyz

» Dutch Government Obstructs Excess Mortality Research
Why Did NASA Crash A Satellite Into Mercury?  EmptyYesterday at 9:07 am by PurpleSkyz

» What is going on in the skies above America? Mysterious Lights Spotted In The Sky Near Sacramento
Why Did NASA Crash A Satellite Into Mercury?  EmptyYesterday at 8:56 am by PurpleSkyz

» Space Force Takes Over All Military Satellite Communications
Why Did NASA Crash A Satellite Into Mercury?  EmptyYesterday at 8:52 am by PurpleSkyz

» Deutsche Bank Settles with Investors in Case Regarding Epstein
Why Did NASA Crash A Satellite Into Mercury?  EmptyYesterday at 8:48 am by PurpleSkyz

» Trump Sues CNN for $475 Million for Defamation
Why Did NASA Crash A Satellite Into Mercury?  EmptyYesterday at 8:42 am by PurpleSkyz

You are not connected. Please login or register

OUT OF MIND » SPACE NEWS & DISCLOSURE » SPACE NEWS & UFO DISCLOSURE » Why Did NASA Crash A Satellite Into Mercury?

Why Did NASA Crash A Satellite Into Mercury?

Go down  Message [Page 1 of 1]

PurpleSkyz

PurpleSkyz
Admin



  

PurpleSkyz

PurpleSkyz
Admin

NASA’s Messenger spacecraft crashes into Mercury
Published April 30, 2015
FoxNews.com
Facebook1296 Twitter498 livefyre1730 Email Print
Why Did NASA Crash A Satellite Into Mercury?  MercuryMessengerArtist
An artist's impression of the Messenger spacecraft is shown flying over Mercury's surface displayed in enhanced color. (Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington)
Messenger, NASA’s Mercury-orbiting spacecraft, reached the end of its historic 11-year mission Thursday when it crashed into the little planet closest to the sun. 
The spacecraft, which was out of fuel, slipped out of orbit and slammed into Mercury at 3:26 p.m. ET, according to mission controllers at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md.
Messenger slammed into Mercury’s surface at about 8,750 mph, according to NASA, creating a new crater on the planet’s surface. The crater is estimated to be as wide as 50 feet.
Mission control confirmed end of operations at 3:40 p.m. ET, when no signal was detected by NASA’s Deep Space Network (DSN) station in Goldstone, Calif., at the time the spacecraft would have emerged from behind the planet.
Because Messenger hit the side of Mercury facing away from the earth, ground-based telescopes were unable to capture the moment of impact. Mercury's proximity to the Sun, which could damage optics, also meant that space-based telescopes were unable to pick up the crash.
At 3:16 p.m. ET, the mission's @MESSENGER2011 Twitter account had tweeted: "Well I guess it is time to say goodbye to all my friends, family, support team. I will be making my final impact very soon."
At 3:23 p.m. ET @MESSENGER2011 tweeted "#thatsmessenger" and an image of Mercury's surface, with the message "Messenger's last act? That's smashing!"
Messenger made history in March 2011 when it became the first probe to orbit Mercury.
The crash ended a successful mission for Messenger, which was launched in August 2004. The spacecraft has undertaken extensive mapping of Mercury during its journey, and has sent a slew of data on the planet back to earth. Messenger, for example, found vast troves of sulfur on the planet’s surface. The probe also discovered that Mercury's internal magnetic field is offset from the planet’s center, and verified its polar deposits are dominantly water ice.
Messenger’s original goal was to take 2,500 images of the planet, but it has returned more than 270,000 to earth.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.


Thanks to: http://www.foxnews.com



  

Back to top  Message [Page 1 of 1]

Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum