​NASA Mercury probe trying to survive for another month

March 31, 2015 10:32 AM

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​NASA Mercury probe trying to survive for another month

A NASA Mercury probe isn't ready to finish its groundbreaking work at the solar system's innermost planet just yet.

Last week, NASA's Messenger spacecraft executed the first of a series of engine burns designed to lift the probe's orbit slightly and delay its inevitable impact into Mercury's surface by up to a month.

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