Nike Epic React Flyknit Platinum Hydrogen Blue Pink Black Girls Womens TrainersNike Air Jordan Retro 3 Golf Green Glow Black Cement Size 11,Nike Air Jordan OG Retro 4 Womens Size 8.5 White Boarder Blue 313559-142 2006,NIKE AIR JORDAN 13 RETRO CP PE "CP3" black/sunstone-orion blue MEN SZ: US 14,Nike Air Foamposite Pro Metallic Gold/Black-Black Mens Size 9 One 624041 701 NewAlabama Crimson Tide "A" Nike Zoom Code Pro Shark Wide Football Cleats Size 12Jordan 13 'He Got Game' XIII size 10 With Receipt VNDS worn once Near DS 20132004 Nike Dunk High Pro SB DANIEL SHIMIZU WHITE BLACK 305050-101 SIZE 10 (NEW),Nike Air Jordan 4 Retro “Raptor” Style AQ3816-065 Size 10,NEW Nike Air Zoom Generation Wheat Lebron ModelMen's Sz 7 Athletic,NEW Nike Zoom Kobe VII Prelude Pack System 7 sz 11.5 Grey Black Gold 639692-001NIKE AIR JORDAN 12 RETRO DEEP ROYAL BLUE SZ 9.5 130690-400,Nike Air Max Flair Men's White/Pure Platinum 42236100NIKE KOBE XI ELITE LOW FLYKNIT ID MULTICOLOR MEN'S 14 (903712 993) *NEW*Nike Air Vapormax Flyknit Moc 2 AH7006-300 Mica Green Running Shoes Size 11,NIKE AIR JORDAN 32 XXXII LOW "WING IT" WHITE METALLIC BLACK AA1256-102 Mens 12.5,Nike Kobe 8 SS Christmas Basketball Shoe Green Grey Snake 639522 001NIKE AIR JORDAN 1 LOW BLACK CEMENT SZ 10.5,NIKE Lebron Soldier XI Mens Basketball-Shoes 897644,Nike Air Jordan 5 Retro Low (NEYMAR) Size 12 DeadstockNike Air VaporMax Flyknit 2 Black/Dark Grey/Metallic Silver 942842-001Nike Hypervenom Phantom 3 DF AG-PRO III men soccer cleats electric 852550-308NIKE AIR MAX HYPERPOSITE HYPER BLUE ENERGY GLOW IN THE DARK SZ 10Nike Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG Blue Moon Best Hand Size 555088-115,NIKE AIR VAPORMAX FK UTILITY AH6834-003 BLACK COOL GREY DS SIZE 10,1712 Nike Air Jordan 1 Retro OG Gatorade Edition Men's Sneakers Shoes AJ5997-455,Jordan Retro XII 12s UNC Grey Gray White Blue SE LE All Star Kith Nike SupremeMen's Nike Air VaporMax CS Running Shoes - Black/NavyAir Jordan 1 Pinnacle retro new brwn/mtllc gold (705075-205)SZ 9 men's w/receipt,NIKE AIR MAX LD ZERO HIROSHI FUJIWARA HTM OBSIDIAN WHITE SIZE 7.5 RECEIPT,
Air Jordan 3 Retro Sport Blue - CHOOSE SIZE - 136064-007 OG Bred White III Grey,

NIKE AIR LE MAX 1 ULTRA 2.0 LE AIR 908091-100 white/university red Size 9 19178e

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

By Emilee Speck - Digital journalist
Nike Air Max 2017 <849559-005> Men's Sizes US 6 ~ 15 / Brand New in Box!,

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 Air Foamposite Pro AS QS All Star Swoosh Pack AO0817 001 GREY/BLK Size 13,