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2011-02-18 08:15:00

After more than a dozen laps through the inner solar system, NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft will move into orbit around Mercury on March 17, 2011.

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2010-03-18 11:00:00

One year from today — starting at 12:45 am UTC — MESSENGER will transition from orbiting the Sun to being the first spacecraft ever to orbit the planet Mercury.


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ultimo
  • In the month which preceded the present; in the last month, as distinguished from the current or present month and all others.
  • In the month which preceded the present; in the last month, as distinguished from the current or present month and all others.
The word 'ultimo' comes from the Latin phrase 'ultimo mense', 'in the last month'.
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