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“NASA Messenger”

Apr 16, 2015 02:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft is in the final days of an unprecedented and unexpectedly long-lived, close-up study of the innermost planet of the solar system, with a crashing finale expected in two weeks.
Apr 6, 2015 08:45 AM ET // Nola Taylor Redd, SPACE.com Contributor
As MESSENGER heads into the last few weeks of its mission, it continues to reveal more information about unusual features on Mercury.
Jan 3, 2015 09:00 AM ET // Irene Klotz
Engineers have found a way to buy some time for the MESSENGER spacecraft, which was due to end its four-year mission in March with a suicidal plunge.
Oct 16, 2014 12:10 PM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
The first-ever photos of water ice near Mercury's north pole have come down to Earth, and they have quite a story to tell.
Oct 13, 2014 12:24 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Last week's lunar eclipse wasn't just a show for Earthlings, NASA's MESSENGER mission was also watching from 66 million miles away. Continue reading →
Jun 19, 2014 12:43 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
A vast and powerful space weather event has been observed at the solar system's innermost planet for the first time. Continue reading →
Mar 16, 2014 02:00 PM ET // Larry O'Hanlon
An obsolete theory of the Earth works better than ever on Mercury, where new data reveals how much the hot little planet has shriveled since it first formed.
Feb 25, 2013 11:28 AM ET // Markus Hammonds
Data acquired from NASA's MESSENGER probe suggest that Mercury used to have an ocean of molten rock. ->
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