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Monday, March 30, 2020
These Objectives Paved BepiColombo’s Method To Mercury

These Objectives Paved BepiColombo’s Method To Mercury

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artist's interpretation featuring the smallest planet of the solar system The ESA's BepiColombo mission blasted off over the weekend on its way to Mercury, but it's not the first spacecraft to explore the small planet closest to the Sun. The first, Mariner 10, swung past Mercury three times in 1974 and 1975 on a test drive…
Planetary Researchers Talk A NASA Mercury Lander

Planetary Researchers Talk A NASA Mercury Lander

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This colorful view of Mercury was produced by using images from the color base map imaging campaign during MESSENGER's primary mission. These colors are not what Mercury would look like to the human eye, but rather the colors enhance the chemical, mineralogical, and physical differences between the rocks that make up Mercury's surface. Credit: NASA/Johns…
How and when to view the last Mercury transit of the sun up until 2032

How and when to view the last Mercury transit of the...

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NASA created this enhanced view of Mercury using images from the Messenger mission. NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington About 13 times each century, the closest planet to the sun passes between Earth and our star, treating us to a rare transit event. Your next chance to catch this astronomical wonder is…
How to see Mercury transit the sun Monday for the last time up until 2032

How to see Mercury transit the sun Monday for the last...

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NASA created this enhanced view of Mercury using images from the Messenger mission. NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington About 13 times each century, the closest planet to the sun passes between Earth and our star, treating us to a rare transit event. Your next chance to catch this astronomical wonder is…
How to enjoy uncommon Mercury transit of the sun on Nov. 11

How to enjoy uncommon Mercury transit of the sun on Nov....

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NASA created this enhanced view of Mercury using images from the Messenger mission. NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington About 13 times each century, the closest planet to the sun passes between Earth and our star, treating us to a rare transit event. Your next chance to catch this astronomical wonder is…
A transit of Mercury was initially seen in 1631 and almost neglected

A transit of Mercury was initially seen in 1631 and almost...

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A composite image of Mercury's journey across the sun in 2016. NASA The transit of Mercury in front of the sun will happen Monday, a rare event that won't be seen again until 2032. Astronomers have been observing the celestial traverse for nearly four centuries now, but the first reliable observation, in 1631, was so different…
Woman had 524x the normal level of mercury in her blood from skin cream use

Woman had 524x the normal level of mercury in her blood...

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Enlarge / A woman applying cream in a mirror (not the woman at the center of this health story, though). A 47-year-old woman in Sacramento, California, has been left severely impaired—unable to talk or care for herself and requiring a feeding tube—after using tainted face cream that contained highly toxic methylmercury. Her poisoning, first reported…

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