How is "farming" like the Spaceship Messenger orbiting around Mercury?
The Spaceship Messenger has finally, after 6 1/2 years of rambling around the universal neighborhood, successfully entered into orbit around the planet Mercury. Now it has 12 hours to run completely around the planet!
"NASA's Messenger spacecraft fired its main thruster in a 15-minute orbital insertion burn Thursday night to slow down by about 1,900 mph (3,058 kph), enough to enter Mercury's gravitational influence and settle into orbit around the planet. It's just all coming together and we are really ready to learn about one of Earth's nearest neighbors for the first time." says NASA.
How is this like farming a neighborhood?
1. It takes a long time of traveling around the neighborhood Farming to finally get accepted into the atmosphere! (Over the past 6 1/2 years, Messenger has been a solar system wanderer, completing 15 orbits of the sun and traveling about 4.9 billion miles (7.9 billion km) NASA.)
2. With Farming, success isn't necessarily guaranteed! ("Japan's $300 million Akatsuki probe, for example, failed to enter into Venus orbit in December 2010 when its thrusters conked out early in its insertion burn.)
2. Once you're finally in your Farm, you still have to orbit around alot! ("Messenger's chief mission — scrutinizing the planet from orbit for the next 12 months, NASA researchers said".)
3. Like the spaceship Messenger, Farming gives you information about all the properties! ("Over the next 12 months, Messenger will map Mercury's surface in unprecedented detail and investigate the planet's composition, magnetic field, geologic history and thin, tenuous atmosphere, among other features. Scientists hope the probe helps them better understand what makes the tiny planet tick.".)
Congratulations, Spaceship Messenger, NASA & the USA!
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