The MESSENGER Gamma-Ray and Neutron Spectrometer

  title={The MESSENGER Gamma-Ray and Neutron Spectrometer},
  author={J. Goldsten and E. Rhodes and W. Boynton and W. Feldman and D. Lawrence and J. Trombka and David M. Smith and L. Evans and J. White and N. Madden and Peter C. Berg and G. Murphy and Reid S. Gurnee and K. Strohbehn and Bruce D. Williams and E. Sch{\"a}fer and C. Monaco and C. Cork and J. Del Eckels and W. Miller and M. Burks and L. Hagler and Steve J. DeTeresa and M. C. Witte},
  journal={Space Science Reviews},
  • J. Goldsten, E. Rhodes, +21 authors M. C. Witte
  • Published 2007
  • Physics
  • Space Science Reviews
  • Abstract A Gamma-Ray and Neutron Spectrometer (GRNS) instrument has been developed as part of the science payload for NASA’s Discovery Program mission to the planet Mercury. Mercury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) launched successfully in 2004 and will journey more than six years before entering Mercury orbit to begin a one-year investigation. The GRNS instrument forms part of the geochemistry investigation and will yield maps of the elemental composition of… CONTINUE READING
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