Mercury

There May be Thick Ice Deposits on the Moon and Mercury

According to a new analysis of LRO and MESSENGER data, the ice deposits on the Moon and Mercury could be…

3 years ago

Mercury-Bound BepiColombo is About to Start Using the Most Powerful Ion Engines Ever Sent to Space

A handful of spacecraft have used ion engines to reach their destinations, but none have been as powerful as the…

4 years ago

Forming Dense Metal Planets like Mercury is Probably Pretty Difficult and Rare in the Universe

A new study by a team of Swiss astronomers indicates that Mercury-like planets, which have a high iron-to-rock ration, are…

4 years ago

Planetpalooza: All Bright Planets Visible in the July Dusk Sky

Missed the planets in the dusk sky in early 2018? This summer's astronomical blockbuster sees the return of all the…

4 years ago

More Surface Ice on Mercury than Previously Thought, says New Study

A new study from Brown University reveals that there may be a lot more surface ice on Mercury than previously…

5 years ago

What is the Smallest Planet in the Solar System?

Of all the planets in the Solar System. Mercury is now the regarded as the smallest, with a mean radius…

5 years ago

See Mercury At Dusk, New Comet Lovejoy At Dawn

There are so many cool astronomical sights to see in late March including Mercury and a brand new comet!

6 years ago

America’s Pioneering Astronauts Honored with new ‘Heroes and Legends’ Attraction at Kennedy Space Center

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER VISITOR COMPLEX, FL - America’s pioneering astronauts who braved the perils of the unknown and put their…

6 years ago

Celestial Photobomb: Rare Occultation of Mercury by the Moon Set for Next Week

Catch a rare conjunction of Mercury with the Moon next week, and an occultation for a very privileged few.

6 years ago

Images of Today’s Transit of Mercury From Around the World

Amazing reader images of today's transit of Mercury across the face of the Sun from around the world.

6 years ago