Last week, the Little Space Probe That Could, having completed it’s purpose, died. It crashed into the surface of Mercury, somewhere in the vicinity of Shakespeare crater.
“ Thou know’st ‘tis common; all that lives must die,
Passing through nature to eternity.” – Hamlet: Act 1, scene 2.
Image Credits: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington.
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