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MESSENGER completes 4,000th orbit of Mercury

On March 25, the MESSENGER spacecraft completed its 4,000th orbit of Mercury, and the lowest point in its orbit continues to move closer to the planet than ever before. The orbital phase of the MESSENGER mission, which was ...

dateMar 30, 2015 in Space Exploration
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Huge asteroid 2004 BL86 to fly by Earth

Asteroid 2004 BL86, slated to swoosh by Earth on Jan. 26, is the largest known body to pass near our home planet until 2027. But there's no need to panic as the astronomers estimate that the 500 meters-wide space rock will ...

dateJan 26, 2015 in Space Exploration
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