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Humanity’s Next Mission to Mercury Will Test Einstein’s Theory of Relativity

BepiColombo is scheduled to launch from French Guiana at 9:45 PM ET on October 19.
Becky Ferreira
10.19.18
That's Not Good

Climate Change Could Unleash Huge Amounts of Mercury From Permafrost

Turns out permafrost soil contains nearly twice as much mercury as all other soils, the ocean, and the atmosphere combined.
Becky Ferreira
2.6.18
nasa

Newly Discovered Valley on Mercury Is Larger than the Grand Canyon

Why Mercury may have lost nine miles off its waistline over the last four billion years.
Becky Ferreira
11.22.16
nasa

The First Probe to Visit Two Planets Launched on this Day in 1973

Mariner 10 was the first probe to visit Mercury, to use a gravitational slingshot maneuver, to hit up two planets in one mission, and to photograph Venus and Mercury up close. Not bad for a drama queen.
Becky Ferreira
11.3.16
Science

Mercury Is More Earth-Like Than We Thought

It’s the only other planet in our solar system that we know is tectonically active.
Madison Margolin
9.27.16
nasa

Watch Taraji P. Henson Play a NASA Mathematician in 'Hidden Figures'

"Yes they do let women do some things at NASA. And it's not because we wear skirts."
Madison Margolin
8.16.16
nasa

NASA’s Advanced Solar Observatory Captured Mercury’s Transit for the First Time

Forget Instagram: The Solar Dynamics Observatory has all the best camera filters.
Becky Ferreira
5.10.16
nasa

Watch Mercury Make a Rare Transit Across the Sun on Monday

The planet won’t transit the Sun again until 2019.
Becky Ferreira
5.9.16
nasa

First-Ever Complete Map of Mercury Reveals Its Violent Volcanic Past

The planetary oddball finally gets its full-frontal.
Sarah Emerson
5.7.16
News

A Canadian Energy Company Is About to Expose an Inuit Community to Toxic Mercury

Children could be born with lower IQs for generations, scientists say.
Jordan Pearson
4.20.16
News

NASA's Quest to Reclaim Lost Spacesuits Before They Were Auctioned

There's an incredible amount of bureaucracy that goes into proving you didn't steal NASA's stuff.
Jason Koebler
11.11.15
News

Yet Another Reason to Not Eat Whale Meat

A 15-year review of whale and dolphin meat in Japan found the majority had high levels of mercury.
Kaleigh Rogers
8.31.15
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