this week in 2011 our messenger mission became the first spacecraft to orbit the first planet from the sun amo
This week in 2011, our MESSENGER mission became the first spacecraft to orbit the first planet from the Sun. Among its findings, confirming the existence of water ice at Mercury’s shadowy poles. Meet Mercury: https://t.co/96KPCcMtO4
were already learning so much about the building blocks of our solar system from this small world check out th
We’re already learning so much about the building blocks of our solar system from this small world. Check out the press release and follow @OSIRISREx for more about asteroid Bennu. https://t.co/TxYltqJnhB
we also found particles streaming from bennus surface the discovery of plumes and satellites around bennu is o
We also found particles streaming from Bennu’s surface. “The discovery of plumes and satellites around Bennu is one of the biggest surprises of my scientific career,” said Dante Lauretta, @OSIRISREx principal investigator. https://t.co/TxYltqJnhB#BennuRevealed
bennus bumpiness has implications for our upcoming sample collection will be the first mission to collect a sa
Bennu’s bumpiness has implications for our upcoming sample collection. @OSIRISREx will be the first @NASA mission to collect a sample of an asteroid and return it to Earth. Given Bennu’s rugged surface, the sample area needs to be very small. Our plan? A bullseye tag.
the farthest object ever explored is slowly revealing its secrets as scientists piece together the puzzles of
The farthest object ever explored is slowly revealing its secrets, as scientists piece together the puzzles of the Kuiper Belt object the @NASANewHorizons spacecraft flew past on New Year's Day, four billion miles from Earth. See what they’ve learned: https://t.co/3Oyj6wxyA7
with ongoing missions to the moon mars jupiter amp beyond it s a golden age of solar system exploration were e
With ongoing missions to the Moon, Mars, Jupiter & beyond, it's a golden age of solar system exploration. We’re even discovering planets *outside* our own system. Today at 7pm PT (10pm ET) see the latest exoplanet science: https://t.co/RezD50804o Follow @PlanetQuest for more.
were seeing s rings at just the right time scientists estimate that this spectacular phenomenon is no more tha
We’re seeing #Saturn’s rings at just the right time. Scientists estimate that this spectacular phenomenon is no more than 100 million years old—a short time during the life of the solar system—and the rings won’t last forever. Learn more: https://t.co/KWDIKAbwmm
it s been a big week for small objects in the solar system a billion miles past pluto explored a small kuiper
It's been a big week for small objects in the solar system. A billion miles past Pluto, @NASANewHorizons explored a small Kuiper Belt object for the first time, while closer to Earth, @OSIRISREx entered orbit around an asteroid. See details at https://t.co/CPHjQD2MtZ