NASA Mission Messenger
By Isabelle Puntoriero
Technologies used of the time
Overview of the Instruments
The instruments include the Mercury Dual Imaging System (MDIS), the Gamma-Ray and Neutron Spectrometer (GRNS),the X-Ray Spectrometer (XRS), the Magnetometer (MAG),the Mercury Laser Altimeter (MLA), the Mercury Atmospheric and Surface Composition Spectrometer (MASCS), and the Energetic Particle and Plasma Spectrometer (EPPS).
What contribution they made to our knowledge and understanding of the solar system:
The spacecraft revealed more of Mercury than has ever been seen before.lmages and data reveal Mercury as a unique, geologically diverse world with a magnetosphere far diffeent than the one first discovered by Mariner 10 in 1975.