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30/04/2015 MESSENGER space probe impact the surface of Mercury


Planet Mercury - from Messenger Space Probe


Delta II Rocket Launches NASA's Mercury-Bound MESSENGER Spacecraft From Cape Canavera


NASA’s MESSENGER Mercury Mission Is About To Crash Land


Why Did NASA Crash A Satellite Into Mercury?

After four years on the orbit of the closest planet to the Sun, NASA deliberately crashed the MESSENGER spacecraft into the Mercury’s surface. The name of the probe was an acronym meaning Mercury Surface, Space Environment, Geochemistry, and Ranging, a reference to the messenger of the same name from Roman mythology.
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