Circle the innermost planet aboard MESSENGER, the first mission to orbit Mercury. This app brings you inside NASA`s history-making study of Mercury ...
Circle the innermost planet aboard MESSENGER, the first mission to orbit Mercury. This app brings you inside NASAâ€™s history-making study of Mercury - the first images of the entire planet, along with the detailed data on Mercuryâ€™s surface, geologic history, thin atmosphere and active magnetosphere that MESSENGER sends back every day. Get a detailed look at the MESSENGER spacecraft and its science instruments, browse the latest news and pictures, or trace the spacecraftâ€™s path over Mercury as it scans the scorched surface of the Sunâ€™s closest planetary neighbor. Can you take the heat? Main Features Include: News Get up-to-the-minute reports from the MESSENGER Web News Center and Twitter feed. Media Have the â€œMercury Image of the Dayâ€ sent straight to your device; flip through hundreds of stunning pictures of Mercury taken by the spacecraftâ€™s cameras; watch videos that trace MESSENGERâ€™s 4.9-billion mile journey to Mercury that included six planetary flybys and 15 trips around the Sun. Information Tour the robust MESSENGER spacecraft and science payload; see what MESSENGER was designed to learn about Mercury; pick up some quick facts about the mission and its planetary target. Tools Follow MESSENGER as it loops around Mercury; pinpoint its location over the surface; see how much time remains in its current, 8-hour orbit. Education (iPad only) Use the interactive QuickMap to view areas on Mercury observed or targeted for hi-res observation by MESSENGER instruments, locate craters and other â€œnamedâ€ surface features, and explore detailed global and regional images.
Size: 42.56 MB
Price: $ 0.00
Day of release: 0000-00-0
Tools | iPhone, iPad