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.
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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.
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How Much Sushi Is Too Much?
Parasites, mercury, bacteria, oh my.
Counterfeit Skin-Whitening Creams Are Ruining People's Faces
A raid in Cambodia revealed 70 tons of fake cosmetics, some with terrifying side effects.
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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.
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.
Mercury Is More Earth-Like Than We Thought
It’s the only other planet in our solar system that we know is tectonically active.
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."
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.
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.
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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!