MESSENGER News


Mission Press Releases

  • MESSENGER Finds New Evidence for Water Ice at Mercury's North Pole
    Planetary Science Institute - Thursday, November 29, 2012
    Posted on: 11/29/2012 7:13:24 PM PDT

  • NASA Hosts Nov. 29 News Conference About Mercury Polar Regions
    NASA HQ - Monday, November 26, 2012
    Posted on: 11/27/2012 1:19:57 AM PDT

  • MESSENGER Finds Unusual Groups of Ridges and Troughs on Mercury
    NASA MESSENGER - Friday, November 16, 2012
    Posted on: 11/17/2012 1:27:18 AM PDT

  • MESSENGER Mission Receives the IAA Laurels for Team Achievement Award
    W.M. Keck Observatory - Friday, October 5, 2012
    Posted on: 10/5/2012 3:37:41 PM PDT

  • MESSENGER Marks 8th Anniversary of Launch
    NASA MESSENGER - Sunday, August 5, 2012
    Posted on: 8/5/2012 8:18:11 PM PDT

  • MESSENGER Measures Waves at the Boundary of Mercury's Magnetosphere
    NASA MESSENGER - Tuesday, May 22, 2012
    Posted on: 5/23/2012 2:17:18 AM PDT

  • Mercury's Magnetic Field Measured by MESSENGER Orbiter
    American Geophysical Union - Wednesday, May 16, 2012
    Posted on: 5/16/2012 6:23:20 PM PDT

  • Dr. Seuss, Alvin Ailey among the Names Selected for 23 Mercury Craters
    NASA MESSENGER - Thursday, May 3, 2012
    Posted on: 5/3/2012 3:24:14 PM PDT

  • Messenger Provides New Look at Mercury's Landscape, Metallic Core, and Polar Shadows
    NASA MESSENGER - Thursday, March 22, 2012
    Posted on: 3/22/2012 6:06:57 PM PDT

  • Data from MESSENGER spacecraft reveals new insights on planet Mercury
    University of California Santa Barbara - Wednesday, March 21, 2012
    Posted on: 3/21/2012 9:05:20 PM PDT

  • Mercury's Oddly Offset Magnetic Field
    Johns Hopkins University - Sunday, February 26, 2012
    Posted on: 2/26/2012 7:59:39 PM PDT

  • NASA Extends MESSENGER Mission
    NASA MESSENGER - Thursday, February 2, 2012
    Posted on: 2/2/2012 5:33:19 PM PDT

  • NASA Extends MESSENGER Mission
    NASA MESSENGER - Friday, November 18, 2011
    Posted on: 11/19/2011 2:27:17 AM PDT

  • MESSENGER Data Paints New Picture of Mercury's Magnetic Field: UBC Researcher
    University of British Columbia - Friday, September 30, 2011
    Posted on: 9/30/2011 2:30:25 PM PDT

  • Mercury not like other planets MESSENGER finds
    Carnegie Institution - Thursday, September 29, 2011
    Posted on: 9/30/2011 12:12:07 AM PDT

  • NASA Spacecraft Revealing More Details About Planet Mercury
    NASA HQ - Thursday, September 29, 2011
    Posted on: 9/30/2011 12:01:34 AM PDT

  • NASA Spacecraft Reveals New Details Of Planet Mercury
    NASA HQ - Tuesday, September 27, 2011
    Posted on: 9/28/2011 1:02:48 AM PDT

  • NASA Spacecraft Reveals New Details Of Planet Mercury
    NASA HQ - Tuesday, September 27, 2011
    Posted on: 9/28/2011 1:02:47 AM PDT

  • MESSENGER's Data Offers Insights on Inner Planet
    Planetary Science Institute - Saturday, June 18, 2011
    Posted on: 6/18/2011 11:35:43 PM PDT

  • MESSENGER Orbital Data Confirm Theories, Reveal Surprises
    Carnegie Institution - Saturday, June 18, 2011
    Posted on: 6/18/2011 11:35:12 PM PDT

  • Mission Status Releases

  • 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

  • MESSENGER image of Mercury: Peak-Ringed Renoir
    NASA MESSENGER - September 4, 2012
    Posted on: 9/4/2012 2:43:28 PM PDT

  • Workshop on the Evolution and Constitution of Mercury's Interior
    Planetary Exploration Newsletter - August 27, 2012
    Posted on: 8/27/2012 5:12:31 PM PDT

  • Workshop on the Evolution and COnstitution of Mercury's Interrior
    Planetary Exploration Newsletter - August 19, 2012
    Posted on: 8/19/2012 1:06:21 PM PDT

  • MESSENGER Completes Its 1,000th Orbit of Mercury
    NASA MESSENGER - June 27, 2012
    Posted on: 6/27/2012 4:12:11 PM PDT

  • NASA MESSENGER Mission Gains Deputy Principal Investigator
    NASA MESSENGER - May 10, 2012
    Posted on: 5/10/2012 4:06:03 PM PDT

  • MESSENGER Image of Mercury: Large Craters in Goethe Basin
    NASA MESSENGER - May 4, 2012
    Posted on: 5/5/2012 5:46:29 PM PDT

  • NASA MESSENGER Image of Mercury: Crater Debussy
    NASA MESSENGER - April 26, 2012
    Posted on: 4/26/2012 4:57:26 PM PDT

  • MESSENGER Settles into Eight-Hour Orbit Around Mercury, Poised for New Discoveries
    NASA MESSENGER - April 23, 2012
    Posted on: 4/23/2012 5:01:35 PM PDT

  • NASA MESSENGER Image: Permanent Shadows at Mercury's South Pole
    NASA MESSENGER - April 1, 2012
    Posted on: 4/2/2012 2:28:04 AM PDT

  • Movie of Mercury's South Pole
    NASA MESSENGER - March 31, 2012
    Posted on: 3/31/2012 6:31:35 PM PDT

  • Image: Highs and Lows of Goethe Basin on Mercury
    NASA MESSENGER - March 29, 2012
    Posted on: 3/29/2012 5:47:09 PM PDT

  • NASA MESSENGER Image of Mercury: Close-up of Craters Hosting Radar-bright Deposits
    NASA MESSENGER - March 26, 2012
    Posted on: 3/26/2012 3:24:03 PM PDT

  • MESSENGER Completes Primary Mission at Mercury, Settles in for Another Year
    NASA MESSENGER - March 20, 2012
    Posted on: 3/21/2012 3:03:09 AM PDT

  • NASA MESSENGER Image of Mercury: Crater Picasso
    NASA MESSENGER - March 15, 2012
    Posted on: 3/15/2012 4:13:18 PM PDT

  • Planetary Data System Release 7: Data Collected by MESSENGER
    Planetary Exploration Newsletter - March 12, 2012
    Posted on: 3/12/2012 2:21:09 PM PDT