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Mercury's Journey Across Sun Under Way
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Ray
- 140 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Skywatchers across the globe are observing Mercury transit the Sun, the little planet's third such pass of 14 it will make this century.
We Finally Know Why Mercury Is So Dark
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, Mercury, Solar System, MESSENGER, NASA, The Johns Hopkins University Applied Phy, discovery, investigation, space, research, technology, science )

Cat
- 203 days ago - gizmodo.com
This is cool. Something about the planet Mercury doesnâEUR(TM)t sit right with astronomers: ItâEUR(TM)s too dark.
Australian Scientists Accidentally Discover New Material Made From Orange Peel That Grabs Mercury Out of Water
Science & Tech  (tags: science, scientists, orange peel, mercury, life saving, discovery )

Tracy
- 338 days ago - independent.co.uk
The new material, made from sulphur and limonene, could one day save lives
Mercury Probe's Dramatic Death Plunge Set for April 30
Science & Tech  (tags: Mercury, MESSENGER, mission, death plunge )

Mona
- 527 days ago - space.com
NASA's MESSENGER, the only probe to orbit Mercury, has been making discoveries there since March 2011. If its orbit can be raised on April 24 to save fuel, the dramatic end to the mission will be the craft's plunge to Mercury's surface on April 30.
New Hypothesis For Mercury's Unusual Formation
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, Mercury, research, discovery, science, scientists, nasa, space, solar system )

Michael
- 809 days ago - iflscience.com
The formation of Mercury has perplexed planetary scientists for quite some time, as it has a wide variety of unique features when compared to other terrestrial planets in the solar system.
Water Ice And Organic Compounds Discovered On Mercury, Surprises Researchers
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, discovery, interesting, research, space, mercury )

Heidi
- 1395 days ago - planetsave.com
Even with its incredibly close distance to the Sun, and its extreme heat, the planet Mercury has been found to have water ice in deep craters at its poles. And not just water ice, there is apparently also organic material that has collected there.
It's Official! Water Ice Discovered on Mercury
Science & Tech  (tags: Mercury, science, space, technology, research, scientists, discovery, interesting )

Carrie
- 1397 days ago - space.com
It's time to add Mercury to the list of worlds where you can go ice-skating. Confirming decades of suspicion, a NASA spacecraft has spotted vast deposits of water ice on the planet closest to the sun.
First Look at Planet Mercury From Orbit
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, interesting, Mercury, nasa, news, science, space )

Dan
- 2007 days ago - cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com
NASA's Messenger spacecraft just unveiled the first picture of Mercury taken by an orbiting spacecraft that includes a wedge of the planet that has never been photographed close-up before. Logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
History Made: MESSENGER Orbital Photograph of Mercury
Science & Tech  (tags: Mercury, NASA, space, first photo )

Anna
- 2008 days ago - news.discovery.com
After the successful orbital insertion of NASA's MESSENGER (MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry and Ranging) spacecraft on March 17, the much anticipated first photo from Mercury orbit is here. This is a historic photograph of the solar .....
NASA Spacecraft Now Circling Mercury -- a First
Science & Tech  (tags: NASA, spacecraft, Mercury, space )

Anna
- 2020 days ago - news.yahoo.com
For the first time, Earth has a regular orbiting eye-in-the-sky spying on the solar system's smallest and strangest planet, Mercury.NASA's spacecraft called Messenger successfully veered into a pinpoint orbit Thursday night after a 6 1/2-year trip and....
Mercury Found To Have Comet-Like Appearance By Satellites Looking At Sun
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, Mercury, science, scientists, space, study, technology )

Michelle
- 2195 days ago - spacedaily.com
Scientists from Boston University's Center for Space Physics have reported that NASA satellites designed to view the escaping atmosphere of the Sun have also recorded evidence of gas escaping from the planet Mercury.
First Global Map of Mercury
Science & Tech  (tags: Mercury, Global Map, research, science, Geophy )

Sophie
- 2477 days ago - wired.com
The first ever global map of Mercury was released here Tuesday at the American Geophysical Union meeting.
Mercury Found in All Fish Caught in U.S.-Tested Streams
Science & Tech  (tags: u.s., geological, survey, mercury, fish, freshwater, streams, discovery, investigation, science, research, health, habitat, ecosystems, nature, environment, pollution, health, risks, warning, disease, illness, coal, mining, safety, food )

Tom
- 2586 days ago - usatoday.com
The U.S. Geological Survey's research marks its most comprehensive examination of mercury contamination in stream fish. The study found that 27% of the fish had mercury levels high enough to exceed what the Environmental Protection Agency considers safe.
Vitamin D Not Flu Shots   video
Science & Tech  (tags: Vitamen D, sunlight, winter, sunshine, research, science, health, Mercola, aluminum, formaldehyde, mercury, U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prev, i.u. vitamen D, autism )

Gregory
- 2798 days ago - youtube.com
A Group Health study found that flu shots do not protect elderly people against developing pneumonia -- the primary cause of death resulting as a complication of the flu.There is some evidence that flu shots cause Alzheimers disease, containing mercury...
Astronomy Picture of the Day : 2008 November 03: A Spectacular Rayed Crater on Mercury
Science & Tech  (tags: Mercury, craters, NASA, spacecraft, APL, Astronomy )

Blue
- 2884 days ago - antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov
Pictured, a particularly spectacular rayed crater spanning approximately 80 kilometers was imaged by MESSENGER during last month's flyby from about 20,000 kilometers up. The rays prevalence is a mystery because space weathering effects such as dust ...
 

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