The Mariner 10 Spacecraft

Our Solar System at a Glance
Our Solar System at a Glance
Our Solar System at a Glance INTRODUCTION From our small world we have gazed upon the cosmic ocean for untold thousands of years. Ancient astronomers observed points of light that appeared to move among the stars. They called these objects planets, meaning wanderers, and named them after Roman deities -- Jupiter, king of the gods; Mars, the god of war; Mercury, messenger of the gods; Venus, the god of love and beauty, and Saturn, father of Jupiter and god of agriculture. The stargazers also obs
DM Pyramid
DM Pyramid
D M Pyramid EPOB 3940 Draft Issue •Introduction In 1976, the Viking mission to Mars obtained images of the Martian surface of an area known as the Cydonia. In analyzing these images, Vincent DiPietro and Gregory Molenaar, image interpreters from NASA, discovered an unusual formation in the form of a human face, dubbed The Face. While some believed that this was an ancient, artificially created structure, many dismissed it as a natural formation. Inspired by these findings, astronomer and former
Four billion years ago was a warm and wet planet possibly supporting
Four billion years ago was a warm and wet planet possibly supporting
Four billion years ago was a warm and wet planet, possibly supporting life. Spacecraft that once orbited Mars tells us liquid water once flowed on the planet's surface. Today Mars is a cold, dry, desertlike world with a thin atmosphere. Without any water on the Martian surface (The main thing all life must have) no living life that we no of can survuve on Mars. More than 20 years ago the Mariner and Viking missions failed to find evidence that life exists on Mars's surface, although all the che
History of Space Exploration
History of Space Exploration
History of Space Exploration In our history many great things have happened. We have been inventing and exploring things since day one. Many of these things that we discovered or invented we thought would never be possible in earth's life time. But they exists now, today, they are used by almost every human being and there are many more incredible and unmanageable things to come and aid us in every day life. One of the most interesting things to me would fall under exploration and inventing. You
Venus
Venus
Venus Venus is the second planet from the sun and the sixth largest. Venus’ orbit is the most circular of any planet, with an eccentricy of less than 1%. Venus, perhaps because it is the brightest of planets known to the ancients, Is named after the Greek goddess of love and beauty. The planet of Venus has been known since prehistoric times and is the brightest object in the sky with the exception of the sun and the moon. Venus’ rotation is somewhat unusual in that it is both very slow ( 243
Mercury
Mercury
Mercury Mercury is the closest planet to the sun. It’s average distance from the sun is approximately fifty-eight million km and it’s diameter is 4875 km, making it the second smallest planet in our solar system. It’s volume and mass are about 1/18 that of the earth and it’s average density is approximately equal to that of the earth. Mercury’s magnetic field is one-hundred times weaker than that of Earth’s. Mercury has the shortest revolution of all the planets in our solar system and revolves
Mercury Report
Mercury Report
Mercury Report Mercury Report The magnificent planet Mercury is the planet I have chosen to research. In this report I have explained all there is to know about Mercury. The Romans gave Mercury its name after the fleet-footed messenger of the gods, because it seemed to move quicker than any other planet. It is the closest planet to the Sun, and second smallest planet in the solar system. Its diameter is 40% smaller than Earth, and 40% larger than the Moon. It is even smaller than Jupiter's moon
Mercury
Mercury
Mercury Mercury is the eighth largest planet in our solar system, equaling roughly one-third of Earth's size. It is also the planet closest to the sun, and is often visible with binoculars, or even the naked eye. It's difficult to see in the twilight sky. One of Mercury's most distinguishable features is its rugged surface, which is similar to the surface of the Earth's moon. In Roman mythology, Mercury is the god of commerce and thievery. He is considered the Roman counterpart of the Greek god