NIKE AIR MAX 1 JEWEL PREMIUM SC SZ 10.5 NEUTRAL OLIVE GOLD SAND 918354 201,New Mens 13 NIKE Air Entertrainer Gym Red Leather Shoes $130 819854-600,Nike Metcon 4 Black Men's Cross Training/Weightlifting Shoe All SizesNike Roshe One - 511881 010,Nike Air Paul George 2 Mamba Mentality Size 9.5,Nike Zoom Stefan Janoski Cnvs Prm Mens Style : 705190,NIKE PG 1 BASKETBALL SHOE MEN SIZE 10,Nike Dunk HI UNDFTD SP White Gum Bottom Undefeated Size 12 Worn Lightly,Nike Total 90 Shoot IV TF Turf 2011 Soccer Shoes Brand New Black - Orange,Nike Air Max Uptempo Urban Haze Men's 311090-301 Size 9.5Nike Hyperdunk 2014 TB Mens Basketball Shoes 653483-606 Red Size 10.5~14,Nike Air Zoom Vapor X HC Size 11 Mens Tennis Shoes,Nike Sb Zoom Dunk Low Pro Binary Blue 854866-444 MSRP $90Nike Sb Dunk Crwn Royal Size 9,Nike SF Air Force 1 MID 917753-400 Obsidian Suede Black Men's Sportswear ShoesNike Air Max Infuriate Men's Grey Low Basketball Shoes Sz 12 5706,Nike KD 5 Aunt Pearl Size 9.5Nike Air Zoom Speed Rival 6 Yellow Pink Mens Racing Running Shoes 880553-706,Nike Hyperdunk 2016 TB Promo Basketball Shoes Blue/White 856483-441 Mens 14 NEW,Nike Kobe X 4th of July Independence USA Shoes 705317 604 Men’s Size 9,NIB NIKE FREE RN 2017 Men's Running Shoe 880839 003 Black/Anthracite-Dark Grey,Men's NIKE Air Max Tavas RUNNING Shoes Size 7-13 Black / White (705149 009),New Mens 11 NIKE SB Lunar Paul Rodriguez 9 White Black Shoes $95 749564-101Nike Internationalist Utility Mens Shoes 857937-300 Olive Flak/Black Sz 12.5 NEW,Nike Air Huarache Run Ultra Prm 875841 007 Mens Size 14 NSW Running Air Max WOW,Nike Lebron James 14 XIV 852405 007 Silver/Reflect Silver Men'sNike Air Trainer SC Winter Bo Jackson Black Gum sole (AA1120-001) MEN'S SIZE 9,Nike Air Force 1 Low Retro Deep Forest/White-El Dorado Hong Kong 845053-300,Nike Air Jordan V 5 Retro Mens Olympic Gold Coin Medal White Shoes Sneakers 12NIKE KOBE 11 '3D' COOL GRAY CRIMSON CHLORINE BLUE ANTHRACITE WHITE 836183-084,
Nike Magista Orden II Soccer Shoes FG Black Total Crimson SZ 7 843812-008 EUC,

Nike Air Versitile II Basketball 2 Black White Men Basketball II Shoes Sneakers 921692-100 26761a

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

By Emilee Speck - Digital journalist
Nike Men's Free Trainer V7 TB Training Shoes Navy Various Sizes - 898051-402,

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.

Nike Romaleos 3 Weightlifting Shoes Mens Size 15 White 852933-100,