NASA’s MESSENGER Spacecraft to Collide with Mercury in Two Weeks

NASA’s MESSENGER (MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging) probe will crash into the planet at 8,750 miles per hour (3.91 km/sec), most likely on April 30, after it runs out of propellant. On April 14, MESSENGER mission operators completed the fourth in a series of orbit correction maneuvers designed to delay the spacecraft’s impact [...] —> Read More