NASA probe prepares for final plunge into Mercury

April 21, 2015 12:46 PM

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NASA probe prepares for final plunge into Mercury

After orbiting Mercury for the past four years, NASA's MESSENGER probe is nearly out of fuel.

The first spacecraft ever to orbit Mercury will crash into the solar system's innermost planet two weeks from now.

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