Mercury, Meet Messenger
NASA’s Messenger spacecraft crashes into Mercury
Messenger, NASA’s Mercury-orbiting spacecraft, reached the end of its historic 11-year mission Thursday when it crashed into the little planet closest to the sun.
The spacecraft, which was out of fuel, slipped out of orbit and slammed into Mercury at 3:26 p.m. ET, according to mission controllers at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md.
Avuderaham (aka AbuDirham) says that when we say in the morning blessing of Yotzer: מצמיח ישועות - "He Who causes salvations to sprout", it corresponds to the Mazal Kochav, the sign of Mercury, as it says דָּרַךְ כּוֹכָב מִיַּעֲקֹב [there shall step forth a star out of Jacob], referring to Mashiah.
Also, the Lekah Tov says on the verse שלח נא ביד תשלח [send, I pray Thee, by the hand of him whom Thou wilt send] that Moshe was asking Hashem to send Mashiah as a שליח - a messenger. Another Midrash (Pirkei DeRibbi Eliezer, chapter 40) says that this verse refers to Eliyahu Hanavi. And besides, it says regarding Eliyahu הִנֵּה אָנֹכִי שֹׁלֵחַ לָכֶם, אֵת אֵלִיָּה הַנָּבִיא [Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet] as a messenger.
So, we have 2 signs colliding with each other. Does this tell us anything?