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Mercury's MESSENGER Reveals Mysteries

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Explore what makes Mercury so mysterious and what scientists are learning from NASA's first Mercury mission in 30 years. For the MESSENGER mission, NASA launched a probe and guided it toward Mercury using a technique called "solar sailing." The probe is studying the make-up of the planet's inner core and surface and measuring its magnetic field.

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