MESSENGER News


Mission Press Releases

  • Giant "Great Valley" Found on Mercury
    University of Maryland - Monday, November 21, 2016
    Posted on: 11/21/2016 3:18:30 PM PDT

  • Scientific Observations Planned for Monday's Transit of Mercury
    Williams College - Friday, May 6, 2016
    Posted on: 5/6/2016 4:17:14 PM PDT

  • MESSENGER Team Celebrates 11th Anniversary of Launch
    Johns Hopkins University - Monday, August 3, 2015
    Posted on: 8/4/2015 2:21:29 AM PDT

  • NASA Completes MESSENGER Mission with Expected Impact on Mercury's Surface
    NASA HQ - Friday, May 1, 2015
    Posted on: 5/1/2015 10:10:30 PM PDT

  • KinetX Aerospace Successfully Navigates NASA's MESSENGER Spacecraft through Final Mission Phase
    KinetX - Wednesday, April 29, 2015
    Posted on: 4/29/2015 6:30:07 PM PDT

  • Six Things You Didn't Know About MESSENGER's Mercury Crash on April 30
    University of Michigan - Tuesday, April 28, 2015
    Posted on: 4/28/2015 9:10:49 PM PDT

  • Slooh Covers MESSENGER Mission Final Impact on Mercury
    SLOOH - Tuesday, April 28, 2015
    Posted on: 4/28/2015 2:45:28 PM PDT

  • After Successful Mission to Mercury, Spacecraft on a Crash Course with History
    University of Colorado at Boulder - Friday, April 17, 2015
    Posted on: 4/17/2015 1:21:57 PM PDT

  • NASA to Celebrate MESSENGER Mission Prior to Surface Impact of Mercury
    NASA HQ - Tuesday, April 14, 2015
    Posted on: 4/14/2015 2:02:07 PM PDT

  • MESSENGER's Endgame: Hover Campaign Promises Bird's-Eye View of Mercury's Surface
    NASA MESSENGER - Thursday, March 19, 2015
    Posted on: 3/19/2015 2:48:14 PM PDT

  • MESSENGER Crater Naming Contest on Mercury
    Carnegie Institution - Monday, December 15, 2014
    Posted on: 12/15/2014 9:58:18 PM PDT

  • MESSENGER Principal Investigator Sean Solomon to Receive National Medal of Science
    Johns Hopkins University - Friday, October 3, 2014
    Posted on: 10/3/2014 11:16:29 PM PDT

  • New Results from MESSENGER on 3rd Orbital Anniversary
    Johns Hopkins University - Monday, March 17, 2014
    Posted on: 3/17/2014 2:34:51 PM PDT

  • MESSENGER Team Members Honored for Outstanding Accomplishments in Scientific Research and Education and Public Outreach
    NASA MESSENGER - Thursday, January 2, 2014
    Posted on: 1/2/2014 8:50:01 PM PDT

  • Beatles Legend Among Those Honored with Mercury Craters
    NASA MESSENGER - Thursday, December 19, 2013
    Posted on: 12/20/2013 3:08:51 AM PDT

  • MESSENGER Captures Images of Comets Encke & ISON
    NASA MESSENGER - Monday, November 25, 2013
    Posted on: 11/25/2013 10:00:15 PM PDT

  • Geological feature on Mercury named for Antarctic research vessel
    National Science Foundation - Thursday, August 15, 2013
    Posted on: 8/15/2013 8:21:30 PM PDT

  • Planetary Data System Releases MESSENGER Data from Third Mercury Solar Day
    NASA MESSENGER - Monday, March 11, 2013
    Posted on: 3/11/2013 6:26:20 PM PDT

  • UCLA researchers find evidence for water ice deposits and organic material on Mercury
    University of California Los Angeles - Thursday, November 29, 2012
    Posted on: 11/30/2012 12:05:44 AM PDT

  • NASA Spacecraft Finds New Evidence for Water Ice on Mercury
    NASA MESSENGER - Thursday, November 29, 2012
    Posted on: 11/30/2012 12:04:11 AM PDT

  • Mission Status Releases

  • Reconciling the dawn-dusk asymmetry in Mercury's exosphere with the micrometeoroid impact directionality
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - June 7, 2017
    Posted on: 6/7/2017 5:58:46 PM PDT

  • The Spherical Bolometric Albedo of Planet Mercury
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - March 9, 2017
    Posted on: 3/9/2017 3:15:06 PM PDT

  • How thick are Mercury's polar water ice deposits?
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - November 21, 2016
    Posted on: 11/21/2016 3:59:30 PM PDT

  • Mercury's gravity, tides, and spin from MESSENGER radio science data
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - July 5, 2016
    Posted on: 8/5/2016 3:10:39 PM PDT

  • NASA PDS MESSENGER Data Release 15
    NASA Science Mission Directorate - September 9, 2016
    Posted on: 5/9/2016 7:11:06 PM PDT

  • Maneuver Today Extends MESSENGER Orbital Operations
    NASA MESSENGER - January 21, 2015
    Posted on: 1/21/2015 4:07:31 PM PDT

  • NASA MESSENGER Data Release 12
    Planetary Exploration Newsletter - September 8, 2014
    Posted on: 9/8/2014 3:02:40 PM PDT

  • Twelfth Batch of MESSENGER Data Released; Water Ice Exploration Tool Unveiled
    NASA MESSENGER - September 5, 2014
    Posted on: 9/5/2014 8:00:08 PM PDT

  • MESSENGER Modifies Orbit to Prepare for Low-Altitude Campaign
    NASA MESSENGER - June 20, 2014
    Posted on: 6/20/2014 12:34:28 PM PDT

  • Eleventh MESSENGER Planetary Data System Release Is the Largest Yet
    NASA MESSENGER - March 10, 2014
    Posted on: 3/10/2014 11:55:51 AM PDT

  • New Insights Concerning the Early Bombardment History on Mercury
    Southwest Research Institute - July 3, 2013
    Posted on: 7/8/2013 3:53:13 PM PDT

  • IAU Approves New Names for Ten Major Fault Scarps on Mercury
    NASA MESSENGER - June 10, 2013
    Posted on: 6/10/2013 2:52:23 PM PDT

  • Mercury's crust likely made of magnesium-rich basalt
    American Geophysical Union - January 28, 2013
    Posted on: 1/29/2013 1:10:22 AM PDT

  • Recently Named Mercury Craters Honor Blues Singer and Animation Pioneer
    NASA MESSENGER - December 27, 2012
    Posted on: 12/27/2012 6:07:52 PM PDT

  • NASA MESSENGER Image of Mercury: Hallowed Hollows
    NASA MESSENGER - December 9, 2012
    Posted on: 12/9/2012 9:38:18 PM PDT

  • Video: Time-Lapsed Animation of a Mercury Day
    NASA HQ - December 8, 2012
    Posted on: 12/9/2012 2:12:16 AM PDT

  • Happy Little Crater on Mercury
    NASA HQ - November 7, 2012
    Posted on: 11/8/2012 12:52:22 AM PDT

  • MESSENGER Data from Second Full Mercury Solar Day in Orbit Released by Planetary Data System
    NASA MESSENGER - September 15, 2012
    Posted on: 9/15/2012 11:24:38 PM PDT

  • NASA Planetary Data System MESSENGER Release 8
    Planetary Exploration Newsletter - September 10, 2012
    Posted on: 9/10/2012 12:27:26 PM PDT

  • MESSENGER image of Mercury: Complex Floor of Crater Derain
    NASA MESSENGER - September 6, 2012
    Posted on: 9/6/2012 1:18:14 PM PDT