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MESSENGER becomes Mercury’s first artificial satellite

Submit on Friday, March 18th, 2011 22:59

NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft successfully achieved orbit around Mercury at approximately 0200 UTC on 18 March. This marks the first time a spacecraft has accomplished this engineering and scientific milestone at our solar system’s innermost planet.
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