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Mercury’s magnetic field is almost four billion years old

The final image from the MESSENGER spacecraft sent April 30, 2015.

New data from MESSENGER, the spacecraft that orbited Mercury for four years before crashing into the planet a week ago, reveal that Mercury’s magnetic field is almost four billion years old. The discovery helps scientists piece together the history of Mercury, the closest planet to the sun and one about ...

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