NASA discovers Mercury is 'under steady siege' from meteor showers

NASA discovers Mercury is 'under steady siege' from meteor showers
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NASA's Messenger spacecraft has discovered what may be a recurring meteor shower on Mercury.

The spacecraft found a "halo of gases" in Mercury's exosphere, Phys.org reports. Scientists suspect the meteor shower may be associated with the Comet Encke, which also causes several yearly events on Earth.

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