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NASA spacecraft capture images of Earth from millions of miles away

NASA spacecraft capture images of Earth from millions of miles away

PASADENA, Calif., July 22 (UPI) -- NASA has released images of Earth taken from two interplanetary spacecraft millions of miles away in space showing our planet and its moon.
Photos, data reveal Mercury's secrets

Photos, data reveal Mercury's secrets

WASHINGTON, June 17 (UPI) -- Data from the U.S. space program's Messenger mission have provided a banquet of information on the planet Mercury, including clues about its origin, NASA said.

NASA assembles picture of solar system

WASHINGTON, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- NASA says the Messenger spacecraft has compiled the first photograph of the solar system from the inside looking out.
NASA probe closing in on Mercury

NASA probe closing in on Mercury

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- A NASA probe heading for Mercury is already making valuable observations although still months away from entering an orbit about the planet, scientists say.

Mercury flyby goes problem free

BALTIMORE, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- For the first time in 33 years, a space probe Monday zipped close to Mercury, snapping photos as it went by.

Messenger spacecraft on way to Mercury

LAUREL, Md., Aug. 2 (UPI) -- NASA's Messenger spacecraft swung by Earth for a Tuesday gravity assist that propelled it deeper into space on its long journey toward Mercury.

Space Watch: The engineering crisis redux

WASHINGTON, May 5 (UPI) -- A series by UPI examining the human exploration of space. This week: The turf war between engineers and scientists over government funding erupted again last week with the release of an interim National Research Council report criticizing NASA for canceli
ROBERT ZIMMERMAN

Analysis: NASA's unusual Mercury mission

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Given everything known about planetary geology, atmospheric chemistry and biology, there is almost no chance the planet Mercury harbors any kind of life. Yet on Tuesday, NASA launched -- within a window that lasted only 12 seconds -- its MESSENGER spacecr
PHIL BERARDELLI, United Press International

Messenger lifts off to explore Mercury

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Aug. 3 (UPI) -- After a 24-hour weather delay, the United States launched its Messenger spacecraft early Tuesday from Florida on its 7-year mission to explore Mercury.
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