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With three Mercury flybys completed and the MESSENGER spacecraft in orbit around Mercury, members of the MESSENGER Science Team are busy examining the wealth of new data now available for the Solar System's innermost planet. Team members are sharing the new results through published articles, presentations at scientific conferences, and at regular Science Team meetings. Here you can find details about those papers, presentations, and meetings as well as access all of the data that are publically available via NASA's Planetary Data System (PDS) and the U. S. Geological Survey Map-a-Planet website.

SCIENCE HIGHLIGHTS FROM MERCURY ORBIT


Mercury's Oddly Offset Magnetic Field

Observations by the MESSENGER spacecraft have revealed that Mercury's magnetic field is dominated by a dipole offset to the north. read more


 

Visit NASA's Planetary Data System (PDS) to access the data acquired by MESSENGER's scientific instruments.

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A MDIS Data Users' Workshop was held 17 March 2013. Visit the workshop's webpages to learn more about the workshop and to access the workshop's presentations.

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A MASCS/VIRS Data Users' Workshop will be held 17 March 2014. Visit the workshop's webpages to learn more about the workshop and to access the workshop's presentations.

Download global mosaics of Mercury's surface. Available mosaics include one created prior to MESSENGER's orbital operations, high-resolution versions that use MESSENGER's orbital images that are available in NASA's Planetary Data System (PDS), and another that shows >99.9% coverage of the planet.


See a bibliography of publications by project team members about the MESSENGER mission and related Mercury science, dating back to when NASA first selected the MESSENGER mission in 1999.

See a list of recent presentations about MESSENGER and related science issues made by science team members. Access to conference abstracts and links to conference websites are provided where available.

Dates, locations, and host institutions for upcoming MESSENGER Science Team meetings through 2013 are provided, as well as a listing of previous meetings.

Reference documentation including a list of MESSENGER acronyms and abbreviations is also available.

Access to useful information for science team members is provided.


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