Apr 16 2015

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MESSENGER’s last day will be 30 April

Mercury Probe’s Dramatic Death Plunge Set for April 30 at around 12:25pm Pacific.

“That impact will not be in view,” he added. “It will happen during a planetary occultation, so the spacecraft will pass behind the planet, out of view of the Earth, and will just not emerge again.”

It’ll crash into Mercury’s surface at about 8,750 mph. Talk about going out in blaze of glory…


I have both on my iTunes, which makes me full of double win.

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