Mercury MESSENGER Spacecraft & Nepal Video


The MESSENGER spacecraft, launched in 2004, arrived at Mercury in 2011 to photograph the surface of the planet. Yesterday, MESSENGER ended operations — it crashed into the planet. The mission was only supposed to last until 2012, but since it was still operating, scientists guided it to lower and lower elevations, which resulted in the closest images ever of the planet. Unfortunately, that meant MESSENGER fell out of orbit and finally crashed yesterday.

To see images, click here!


Here is a video that shows a building collapsing during the earthquake. The magnitude was 7.8–huge, compared with our 3.4 earthquake yesterday.

Create an Avatar for your Blog

Congratulations, you have completed your blog set up!

The last part of set-up is to create and upload an avatar.

 Step 1: Create an avatar.

Link 1 –Doppleme (drag image to your server when you finish)

Link 2 – Portrait Illustration Maker

Link 3: My Blue Robot Avatar

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Link 4: Anime Avatar Maker



Step 2: Upload your avatar to your blog – 2 places!

Log into your blog, then ask me for the direction sheet!


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