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A Slow Trip To A Hot Planet: Spacecraft Poised For Mission To Mercury

NPR Friday, 19 October 2018
The European Space Agency's BepiColombo will take seven years to reach the innermost planet in our solar system, where temperatures at the surface can reach 800 degrees Fahrenheit.
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Spacecraft Is on Its Way to the Hot Planet Mercury BepiColumbo launched aboard a rocket on Friday from French Guiana. Made up of two probes, Mercury is a bit of a mystery to scientists. It's composition is very different from the earth's. Nancy Chabot, Johns Hopkins University, via NPR While...

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