Adidas Originals Pod-S3.1 (Black) - Trainers chez (343201)KANGAROOS 087-11 CLASSIC BOOTS FOR WOMEN,GIOSEPPO Soirans 25360 SANDALIA PLANA DE MUJER,Rachel Zoe Ashton Block Heel City Sandals,Premiata vinyl ankle boots,Fendi Fendi FENDI 7E1189A3YH F13TK BLUE GREEN PVC/LEATHER,Pierre Hardy Pierre Hardy suede ankle boots - BrownToga Pulla stud detail slippers,Aquazzura Candance zebra print pumpsVero Moda VmNice leather boot (Bronze and Gold) - Ankle boots chez (346393)STATUS A106651m SHOES FOR WOMEN,FOXY UP D58-866 Taupe FASHION FOOTWEAR FOR WOMEN,Umbro Medus Pro HG - Mens Soccer Cleats - Hard Ground - White-Black-Grenadine,Vivienne Westwood logo embellished flip flops,Prada colour-block low-top sneakers,L'Autre Chose mid-heel knee boots,Mou Mou ESKISNEROUSTWX - Unavailable,Reebok CL LTHR (Beige) - Trainers chez (335007),PEPE JEANS Pls30549 Sutton 585 Marine LOW-TOP TRAINERS FOR WOMEN,GADEA Illary 09 WEDGE ANKLE BOOTS FOR WOMEN,Adidas Matchcourt High RX Shoe - MenConcave Halo+ Leather FG - Mens Boots - Firm Ground - HAPLFGCHLNEY182 - Black/Neon Yellow,Lanvin ridged sole Oxford shoes,HENDER SCHEME hook & loop strap hi-top sneakers,Unravel Project pointed toe wedge bootsCASTAƑER Coralia wedge espadrilles,Skechers Skyline (White) - Sport shoes chez (338267),MTNG 93629 Sprinter Habana Cuer BOTA OUTDOOR PARA MUJER,GAIMO Yana FLAT ESPADRILLES FOR WOMEN,KEEN Voyageur Mid Hiking Boot - Men,
Alexander Mcqueen eyelet bow boots,

Philipp Plein PHILIPP PLEIN Skins->Calf MSC1727PLE053N BLACK Furs & Skins->Calf PLEIN Leather 362be1

BepiColombo marks 3rd mission to solar system's smallest planet

By Emilee Speck - Digital journalist
Golden Goose Deluxe Brand tall boots,

Hi Mercury, it’s been a while. Almost four years after the last mission to the planet closest to the sun –intentionally-- crashed into the planet’s surface, Europe and Japan are preparing to launch BepiColombo, a two-part spacecraft to orbit Mercury.

NASA’s Mariner 10 spacecraft was the first to flyby and capture close images of Mercury in 1974. More than 30 years later, NASA launched Messenger, the first spacecraft to successfully orbit and map Mercury’s surface. That mission ended in 2015.

More News Headlines

BepiColombo is a joint mission between the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Japan Space Exploration Agency, known as JAXA. The spacecraft is slated to launch Oct. 19 at 9:45 p.m. ET from the French Guiana on the European workhorse rocket Ariane 5. Watch the launch live here.

The spacecraft actually has two orbiters, one from each space agency. ESA’s Mercury Planetary Orbiter has instruments designed to study the planet’s interior, composition and magnetic field. JAXA’s Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter, nicknamed Mio, will study the planet’s magnetic field and Mercury’s atmosphere.

Mio means waterway or fairway in Japanese and is a fitting name for the spacecraft.

"Markers called mio-tsukushi were posted to guide boats sailing at rivers and sea," according to the JAXA website. "In traditional Japanese poetry, mio-tsukushi interchangeably means working hard without giving up. This describes the diligent and tenacious spirit of the MMO project team who never ceases to challenge."

After launch, the combo spacecraft will first make flybys for Earth, Venus and the sun as it picks up speed before making the first flyby of Mercury in 2021.

What challenges will BepiColombo face?

Mercury is the fastest planet in our solar system; it whips around the sun every 88 days. Compared to Earth’s 365-day orbit, that’s very fast. However, one day on Mercury takes 59 Earth days because of its slow rotation.

Mercury is the closest planet to the sun, but not the hottest. Because of its its proximity to the sun, it's difficult to observe with ground telescopes and hard to reach via spacecraft.

To reach its destination the spacecraft will use a trajectory theory created by the Italian astrophysicist BeiColombo is named after. Dr. Giuseppe "Bepi" Colombo suggested a mission could reach Mercury by using a gravity-assist swing-by of Venus. The spacecraft will make several of these flybys.

To insure BepiColombo is ready for the seven-year voyage, it's equipped with a solar-electric propulsion system. It will be protected from the sun by a shield-like structure called known as MOSIF.

Will the mission find life?
It’s unlikely. No evidence has been found to indicate any life yet on the small planet. According to NASA, it’s not a great life-supporting candidate. The daytime temperatures can reach 800 degrees and then drop to negative 290 degrees at night.

Also, the atmosphere is very thin. Any atoms on Mercury’s surface don’t stand a chance against solar wind.

Copyright 2018 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.

Gianni Renzi Gianni Renzi GIANNI RENZI GD1493Q cipria ApiCreated - Nude & Neutrals,