Solar System Exploration

Riley Taskiran

Pre 1900:

Percival Lowell

DOB: March 13, 1855

DOD: November 12, 1916

Occupations

Mr Lowell was a businessman, mathematician, author and astronomer.

Main Discoveries

Percival discovered Canals of Mars and Venus Spokes, sometime in the 18th century.

Contributions to Knowledge

Percival founded out that there were canals on Mars so now they have sent a rover to investigate further.

Post 1900:

Name

Messenger


Goal

To find out more about Mercury. The name comes from MErcury Surface, Space ENviroment highlighting the projects range of goals.

Technologies Used

Launch pad, wings, lots of technical things, wheels, camera, videos and satelites.

Discoveries

Messenger achieved 100% mapping of Mercury on March 6, 2013 and completed it's first year long, long term mission on March 17, 2013.


In 2004 to study Mercury's chemical composition the 485 kilogram spacecraft named Messenger was launched aboard a Delta II rocket.

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