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NASA spacecraft Messenger to crash into Mercury in 2 weeks

Apr 17, 2015    

Washington:After more than four years of orbiting Mercury, NASA's Messengerspacecraft will crash into the solar system's innermost planet in two weeks when it runs out of propellant.NASA's MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft, which was launched in 2004, will impact the planet's surface, most likely on April 30, the US space agency said.The spacecraft will impact Mercury at more than 3.91 kilometres per second on the side of the planet facing away from Earth.Due to the expected location, engineers will be unable to view in real time the exact loc...

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