NASA Probe Orbits Mercury First Time

Digitaltrends reports –

For the first time in human history, an Earth-made vehicle has successfully entered the orbit of Mercury, the closest planet to our sun. NASA’s Messenger spacecraft entered Mercury’s orbit at about 9:15pm EST on Thursday after a 30-minute rocket blast pushed the unmanned probe into the planet’s gravitational pull, the Los Angeles Times reports. Announcement of Messenger’s orbit entry was met with jubilation from the mission control room at Johns Hopkins University in Laurel, Maryland.

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