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Media and Public Event: MESSENGER’s Top 10 Science and Engineering Accomplishments

After more than 10 years in operation, the MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft will impact the surface of Mercury later this month at a speed of more than 3.91 kilometers per second (8,750 miles per hour), marking the end of operations for the hugely successful Mercury orbiter. At this media and public event, scientists and engineers discussed the mission’s accomplishments, provided the Top 10 scientific discoveries, as well as the technological innovations that grew out of the mission. Watch the full briefing and access supporting materials [HERE].

Press Briefing: Science Results from MESSENGER’s Low-Altitude Campaign

MESSENGER scientists presented new findings from the highest resolution images of Mercury to date at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC) on 16 March. Watch the full briefing and access supporting materials [HERE].

Name a Crater on Mercury in Honor of your Favorite Artist Contest

Visit the competition website to learn more about how craters on Mercury are named and, at the end of April, who the winners are [HERE].

MESSENGER accomplishments over 10 years

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About the MESSENGER Education and Public Outreach website

In developing this site, educators, scientists, and engineers are working together to bring the exciting science of MESSENGER to everyone. Here you will find a wealth of resources about the planet Mercury and about the MESSENGER mission. If you are a student or teacher make sure you check out the special sections containing educational materials and opportunities.

The MESSENGER Education and Public Outreach Team

The MESSENGER education and public outreach program is conducted by a dedicated team of individuals and organizations with a long track record in space science education in both formal (classroom) and informal (museum and science center) settings. Read about the partner organizations here and meet the team that makes it all happen here.

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