Posts Tagged 'Mercury'

Mercury Fly-Over [video]

What Happened To Pluto? [video]

Animated Solar System Model

A very nice looking solar system model is available HERE. Not much to do, but take a look at it.

Go to the animation.

NASA Probe Orbits Mercury First Time

Digitaltrends reports –

For the first time in human history, an Earth-made vehicle has successfully entered the orbit of Mercury, the closest planet to our sun. NASA’s Messenger spacecraft entered Mercury’s orbit at about 9:15pm EST on Thursday after a 30-minute rocket blast pushed the unmanned probe into the planet’s gravitational pull, the Los Angeles Times reports. Announcement of Messenger’s orbit entry was met with jubilation from the mission control room at Johns Hopkins University in Laurel, Maryland.

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