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mercury

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
Asking for a friend

How Much Sushi Is Too Much?

Parasites, mercury, bacteria, oh my.
Misha Gajewski
1.24.18
yikes

Counterfeit Skin-Whitening Creams Are Ruining People's Faces

A raid in Cambodia revealed 70 tons of fake cosmetics, some with terrifying side effects.
Cristina Maza
8.7.17
News

The VICE Morning Bulletin

Billionaire George Soros pledges $10 million to fight hate crimes, computer scientists urge Hillary Clinton to call for a recount in three key states, and more.
VICE Staff
11.23.16
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
Features

Graded Variations: How Gage Became the Most Exciting Producer in the UK

Following the release of a new EP on Crazylegs, we spoke to the 'Mercury' man about his journey from the playground to the club.
Josh Baines
6.2.16
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
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Watch a Livestream of Mercury Crossing the Sun Right Now

During the seven-plus hour event, Mercury will appear as a small black dot moving slowly across the bright-ass sun during the day. Incredible!
VICE Staff
5.9.16
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