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Mercury MESSENGER Mission Concludes with a Smashing Finale! - Universe Today
The planet Mercury has a brand new 52-foot-wide crater. At 3:26 p.m. EDT this afternoon, NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft bit the Mercurial dust, crashing into the planet’s surface at over 8,700 mph just north of the Shakespeare Basin. Because the impact happened out of sight and communication with the Earth, the MESSENGER team had to wait about 30 minutes … Continue reading "Mercury MESSENGER Mission Concludes with a Smashing Finale!"