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Friday, Mar. 18, 2011

Open quoteMercury's secrets, and the implications they hold for the formation and evolution of Earth-like planets, are about to be revealed. Close quote

  • of NASA, on a probe, which after traveling 4.9 billion miles over the past six-and-a-half years has successfully entered Mercury's orbit; NASA is hoping to get the first pictures back of our solar system's innermost planet by the end of the month
Photo: NASA | Source: CNN