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MarsIsImportant
post Dec 5 2007, 06:47 AM
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40 days and counting. The long wait is almost over!

I wonder whether we will get enough data to test new simulation theories like this one.

http://space.newscientist.com/article/mg19...solar-wind.html

What do you expect from this first flyby?
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peter59
post Dec 21 2007, 06:06 PM
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New animation of MESSENGER's flyby of Mercury that shows the specific instrument operations planned during the encounter.

Mercury Flyby 1


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post Dec 21 2007, 06:09 PM
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- MarsIsImportant   Mercury Flyby 1   Dec 5 2007, 06:47 AM
- - As old as Voyager   Personally, I'm looking forward to seeing MESS...   Dec 5 2007, 10:04 AM
- - monitorlizard   [.....] I think the most exciting thing we have s...   Dec 5 2007, 10:06 AM
- - edstrick   Mariner 10 had terribly limited color imaging.. Or...   Dec 6 2007, 09:27 AM
|- - tedstryk   QUOTE (edstrick @ Dec 6 2007, 09:27 AM) H...   Dec 6 2007, 12:33 PM
- - MarsIsImportant   From wikipedia... QUOTE The mission is designed t...   Dec 10 2007, 08:01 PM
|- - JRehling   [...]   Dec 10 2007, 10:51 PM
- - nprev   The most exciting features I could anticipate migh...   Dec 11 2007, 01:41 AM
- - Holder of the Two Leashes   I expect the magnetometer data to provide some hel...   Dec 11 2007, 03:28 AM
- - IM4   Simple Celestia perspective : Mercury as seen aft...   Dec 11 2007, 07:08 PM
- - MarsIsImportant   This is an animation of the January 14th, 2008 Mes...   Dec 14 2007, 04:19 AM
|- - JRehling   [...]   Dec 14 2007, 04:47 AM
- - MarsIsImportant   Well, it has been about 33 years since the last me...   Dec 15 2007, 08:33 PM
- - Rob Pinnegar   Yeah, that magnetic field is sure to be one of the...   Dec 15 2007, 11:13 PM
|- - JRehling   [...]   Dec 16 2007, 04:42 AM
- - Rob Pinnegar   Actually, my first guess is that Mercury's slo...   Dec 16 2007, 05:53 PM
- - peter59   MESSENGERís nineteenth trajectory-correction maneu...   Dec 20 2007, 06:53 PM
- - peter59   New animation of MESSENGER's flyby of Mercury ...   Dec 21 2007, 06:06 PM
|- - tedstryk   Sweet!   Dec 21 2007, 06:09 PM
|- - ugordan   Wow, that's going to be a LOT of frames! ...   Dec 21 2007, 06:43 PM
- - volcanopele   Very nice! Looks like there will some very ni...   Dec 21 2007, 06:42 PM
- - volcanopele   LOL, I've been working on image processing for...   Dec 21 2007, 07:14 PM
|- - tedstryk   I am looking forward to seeing the rest of Caloris...   Dec 21 2007, 08:12 PM
|- - 4th rock from the sun   QUOTE (tedstryk @ Dec 21 2007, 08:12 PM) ...   Dec 22 2007, 03:33 PM
- - MarsIsImportant   Wow! There will be a lot more visual camera m...   Dec 22 2007, 06:33 AM
- - edstrick   "...all of which add up to the magnetic field...   Dec 22 2007, 11:54 AM
- - CAP-Team   I'm curious who'll post the first new map ...   Dec 22 2007, 03:05 PM
- - nprev   ...we should start a pool! UMSF's imagesmi...   Dec 22 2007, 03:23 PM
|- - ugordan   QUOTE (nprev @ Dec 22 2007, 04:23 PM) I...   Dec 22 2007, 03:35 PM
|- - algorimancer   QUOTE (ugordan @ Dec 22 2007, 09:35 AM) ....   Dec 22 2007, 11:55 PM
|- - mcaplinger   QUOTE (algorimancer @ Dec 22 2007, 03:55 ...   Dec 23 2007, 10:56 PM
- - nprev   Didn't forget; actually, never knew. Bummer.   Dec 22 2007, 03:37 PM
|- - Doc   QUOTE (nprev @ Dec 22 2007, 06:37 PM) Did...   Dec 24 2007, 10:14 AM
|- - peter59   QUOTE (Doc @ Dec 24 2007, 11:14 AM) Howev...   Dec 29 2007, 03:37 PM
- - Phil Stooke   No, but any press release mosaics etc. could be re...   Dec 22 2007, 10:12 PM
|- - JRehling   [...]   Dec 22 2007, 10:44 PM
- - elakdawalla   In terms of when images get released, a lot depend...   Dec 22 2007, 10:57 PM
- - djellison   Outreach is certainly part of the mission selectio...   Dec 23 2007, 12:10 AM
|- - tfisher   QUOTE (djellison @ Dec 22 2007, 08:10 PM)...   Dec 23 2007, 01:38 PM
|- - Rob Pinnegar   QUOTE (tfisher @ Dec 23 2007, 06:38 AM) T...   Dec 23 2007, 07:49 PM
- - nprev   Yeah...it's easy to forget that it takes a lot...   Dec 23 2007, 02:18 AM
- - MarsIsImportant   If we are not pushy and the Messenger team knows a...   Dec 23 2007, 06:20 AM
- - scalbers   Wonder if any images will be shown at this public ...   Dec 24 2007, 11:00 PM
|- - gcecil   QUOTE (scalbers @ Dec 24 2007, 06:00 PM) ...   Dec 25 2007, 10:42 PM
|- - simonbp   QUOTE (gcecil @ Dec 25 2007, 04:42 PM) Up...   Jan 2 2008, 09:49 PM
- - CAP-Team   Does anyone know what the field of view of the Nar...   Dec 29 2007, 09:50 AM
|- - elakdawalla   QUOTE (CAP-Team @ Dec 29 2007, 01:50...   Dec 29 2007, 05:03 PM
- - CAP-Team   Based on Emily's data, this is how Messenger s...   Dec 29 2007, 11:21 PM
|- - gcecil   Can someone here please point me to updating orbit...   Jan 2 2008, 01:02 PM
- - elakdawalla   Does JPL's HORIZONS system give you what you...   Jan 2 2008, 06:07 PM
|- - gcecil   QUOTE (elakdawalla @ Jan 2 2008, 01:07 PM...   Jan 2 2008, 11:24 PM
|- - ustrax   We're back... http://spaceurope.blogspot.c...   Jan 4 2008, 10:40 PM
- - Phil Stooke   Some new visualizations are up on the MESSENGER pa...   Jan 5 2008, 09:10 PM
|- - ustrax   QUOTE (Phil Stooke @ Jan 5 2008, 09:10 PM...   Jan 5 2008, 10:36 PM
- - NMRguy   MESSENGER Mission News January 7, 2008 MESSENGER O...   Jan 7 2008, 04:46 PM
- - PhilCo126   Any chance they'll show something on NASA.TV ?   Jan 8 2008, 04:32 PM
- - NMRguy   Apparently they will. Here's a link to the sc...   Jan 8 2008, 04:55 PM
- - NMRguy   MESSENGER Mission News January 8, 2008 Six Days fr...   Jan 8 2008, 08:15 PM
|- - JRehling   [...]   Jan 8 2008, 08:50 PM
- - Stu   While we wait for new images to start coming in, I...   Jan 8 2008, 11:08 PM
- - Stu   Can someone help me get oriented here? I've al...   Jan 8 2008, 11:41 PM
- - lyford   n00b question - How does a spacecraft like Messe...   Jan 8 2008, 11:44 PM
- - Ian R   Stu, Check out the screenshot I've culled fro...   Jan 9 2008, 12:04 AM
|- - JRehling   [...]   Jan 9 2008, 12:10 AM
- - Stu   Thanks guys, exactly what I wanted. Knew I could c...   Jan 9 2008, 12:12 AM
- - edstrick   This will give a rather poor, high-sun-angle view ...   Jan 9 2008, 10:09 AM
|- - ustrax   Great explanation by Noam Izenberg about what will...   Jan 9 2008, 05:52 PM
- - elakdawalla   MESSENGER Team Receives First Optical Navigation I...   Jan 9 2008, 08:03 PM
- - nprev   I was gonna say "odd", but that's co...   Jan 9 2008, 09:48 PM
- - CAP-Team   The NAC images should look something like this:   Jan 9 2008, 10:03 PM
|- - ustrax   We have an happy team over there...Ralph McNutt wo...   Jan 10 2008, 03:41 PM
- - Stu   I know that at least one of the MESSENGER team has...   Jan 10 2008, 04:27 PM
|- - ustrax   MERCURY AHEAD!!!   Jan 10 2008, 06:02 PM
- - elakdawalla   Press conference graphics   Jan 10 2008, 06:04 PM
- - PDP8E   Here is the output of my hand written trajectory s...   Jan 10 2008, 06:23 PM
- - belleraphon1   Mercury Ahead indeed. Really looking forward to ...   Jan 10 2008, 10:56 PM
- - Holder of the Two Leashes   Those press conference graphics that Emily linked ...   Jan 10 2008, 11:10 PM
- - nprev   Yeah (sigh)...I'm hoping that the spacebug gen...   Jan 10 2008, 11:15 PM
- - Holder of the Two Leashes   I've noticed on the animations that some of th...   Jan 10 2008, 11:48 PM
|- - tedstryk   QUOTE (Holder of the Two Leashes @ Jan 10 200...   Jan 10 2008, 11:54 PM
|- - gcecil   QUOTE (tedstryk @ Jan 10 2008, 06:54 PM) ...   Jan 11 2008, 01:03 AM
- - elakdawalla   I think also it was easier for them to sequence, a...   Jan 11 2008, 12:05 AM
|- - JRehling   [...]   Jan 11 2008, 12:16 AM
|- - elakdawalla   QUOTE (JRehling @ Jan 10 2008, 04:16 PM) ...   Jan 11 2008, 04:31 AM
- - nprev   That would be fascinating, but got my doubts. I...   Jan 11 2008, 01:59 AM
- - volcanopele   Excellent. All future communications from me will...   Jan 11 2008, 05:30 AM
- - stevesliva   Me .oot   Jan 11 2008, 05:40 AM
- - peter59   New image snapped with the Narrow Angle Camera, on...   Jan 11 2008, 05:11 PM
|- - tedstryk   Here is a new version of the first image. The pro...   Jan 11 2008, 05:19 PM
|- - Bjorn Jonsson   Getting closer. Hints of relief/craters visible, e...   Jan 11 2008, 05:20 PM
|- - ugordan   Interesting, it's just starting to show irregu...   Jan 11 2008, 05:23 PM
- - volcanopele   LOL, looks like we all had the same idea. So far ...   Jan 11 2008, 05:50 PM
|- - tedstryk   I processed both of them now.   Jan 11 2008, 06:08 PM
- - climber   Not my idea actualy, but I hope Nasa will name a y...   Jan 11 2008, 07:59 PM
|- - tedstryk   Looks like our Poet Laureate has given voice to ou...   Jan 11 2008, 09:13 PM
|- - ustrax   HOO-RAH!!!   Jan 11 2008, 09:24 PM
- - n1ckdrake   Beautiful poem. Congrats Stu!   Jan 11 2008, 09:44 PM
- - Stu   Thanks! I'm almost embarrassingly chuff...   Jan 11 2008, 09:55 PM
- - belleraphon1   Stu.... very nice... You give value to all of us...   Jan 12 2008, 12:10 AM
- - nprev   Let me add my congratulations, Stu; that's jus...   Jan 12 2008, 01:04 AM
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