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2nd Mercury flyby nears

October 04, 2008|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Scientists are preparing for a close look at the planet Mercury as NASA's Messenger spacecraft soars toward its second flyby.

If all goes well, Messenger will fly within 125 miles of Mercury Monday. A day later, it will send back 1,200 pictures and a wealth of other data on the planet nearest the sun.

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