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April 30, 2015

On April 30, 2015, NASA’s Messenger spacecraft crashed into the surface of Mercury. The space-probe sent back more than 270,000 pictures to earth during its journey. GEICO refused to pay on NASA’s accident claim. NASA claimed that Mercury just jumped right out in front of the probe and there was no way to avoid it. … Continue reading

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March 26, 1859

On March 26, 1859, amateur French astronomer, Edmond Modeste Lescarbault, discovered the planet Vulcan, which was believed to orbit inside the orbit of Mercury, which until that point in time was believed to be the closest planet to the Sun. Mercury had a little wobble in its orbit that under Newtonian rules of planetary understanding, … Continue reading

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