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NASA unveils images of Mercury

31 January, 2008

NASA unveils images of Mercury
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WASHINGTON: NASA on Wednesday unveiled images and data taken by the MESSENGER probe on its flight over un-chartered terrain of Mercury, the solar system`s smallest and closest planet to the sun.

"This flyby allowed us to see a part of the planet never before viewed by spacecraft, and our little craft has returned a gold mine of exciting data," Sean Solomon, MESSENGER`s chief investigator from the Carnegie Institution of Washington, told a press conference.

"From the perspectives of spacecraft performance and maneuver accuracy, this encounter was near-perfect, and we are delighted that all of the science data are now on the ground," he added.

The expert said Mercury "was not the planet we were expecting," adding that investigators found it to be "a very dynamic planet," with active volcano and magnetosphere.


Reader Comments:

Mercury year vs Islamic Calender Lunar year

Islam remains unique. Islamic Calendar (lunar) with earth and its moon and Sun when
In line is called Eclipse of Lunar or Solar (solar occur every year but Transit is rare)
Human has 1 day like in Mars with 687 day year .Earth has is 23.93 hours (day) 365
Days (yr). Mercury or Venus eclipse called Transit in line. Some earth solar system
planet has 19 hrs day but 60000 days one year .Earth is 150 million km from sun Mercury 58 million km Pluto 6 billion km. Put our solar system into one needle and
Dump them into Oceans of the world .The space is as wide as oceans. The basis to promote Mercury year will have problem due to spin orbit problem with resonance.
.Finding Mercury and mine chemical in fish has related Health problem. Both cause loss in weight. In planet mercury you will weigh as 30 LB in lieu of 100 lb in NASA
Office or earth. AF P can be linked to Mahatma BB ‘s media reporting or Australia Food Poisoning (AFP) Australia Federal Police (AFP) etc.Like NASA world Govt is lower than credit reporting by private company media via fax controlling world economy die to access to Social Security Number of world’s illicit regime squandering
world resources catering few individuals dictating above with uncertainty as my quick
Evaluation. In fact Quran is superior in lieu of NASA with a simple one liner “how long have you lived on earth”? With even answer "by your earth estimate it is so much .This is the vastness of Almighty God

Z Billo, United Arab Emirates - 03 February, 2008

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