[FPSPACE] NASA spacecraft set for death plunge into Mercury
David R. Woods
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Sun Apr 19 12:44:14 EDT 2015
A NASA probe that has circled Mercury for the past four years will make
a dramatic death plunge into the planet's surface in late April when it
runs out of fuel.
The MESSENGER spacecraft -- which stands for MErcury Surface, Space
ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging -- will end its run, as planned,
on or around April 30, the US space agency said.
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