NASA – A historic voyage by Scientists has come to an end although it cannot be defined to have ended on a good note. The least expected happened after a crash of the spacecraft that was carrying analytical instruments and Messenger. However, it is possible that the crash was as a result of the spacecraft consuming all its fuel.
Nevertheless, nothing much that is usually expected after the takeoff of any of any spacecraft. In this particular one, NASA only received a remarkable photo of the surface of Mercury. If you look at the photo keenly, you will able to see a mile-wide view of the surface that is near the planet.
The probe has it that the signal immediately got lost after the presentation of NASA’s Deep Space Network. This according to scientists may have been the ultimate interaction between the craft and the neighboring planet to the sun.
The mission commonly defined as Mercury Surface, Space Environment, Geochemistry, and Ranging mission has taken close to four years to come to an end. However, it is not clear what would have happened if there were a continuous supply of fuel.
The distance in between mercury and the sun is just 36 miles. This is way below the 96 million miles distance of the earth. Mercury has exceedingly hot temperatures with a magnetic field according to the Messenger’s report.
Meanwhile, the Mission had a share of its challenges. The engineers could hardly get away from the planet’s gravitational pull due to its proximity to the sun. Besides, the temperatures were too high despite the Messenger being well equipped.
The data Messenger has since given astronomers some reconsiderations into verifying Mercury’s history that they have dated back to 700 million years. Nonetheless, it is still not possible to tell of Mercury’s activeness within this time.
On the other hand, Messenger guest investigator Catherine Johnson having embraced the insights into how Mercury was formed argues that, as a result of the active conditions, the magnetic field must have been very active.