Mercury MESSENGER

Mercury has Magnetic Poles that Drift Like Earth’s

Earth's magnetic poles drift over time. This is something that every airplane pilot or navigator knows. They have to account…

1 year ago

MESSENGER Spies a Meteor Shower… on Mercury

Leonid meteor storms. Taurid meteor swarms. Earth is no stranger to meteor showers, that’s for sure. Now, it turns out…

5 years ago

Delaying Death: Mercury Spacecraft Firing Engines To Stay Up Until 2015

Don't take these spectacular Mercury images (below the jump) for granted. Three weeks ago, NASA's orbiting Mercury spacecraft did an…

6 years ago

Ice Alert! Mercury’s Deposits Could Tell Us More About How Water Came To Earth

New pictures of water ice at Mercury's north pole -- the first such optical images ever -- could help scientists…

6 years ago

Mariner 10: Best Venus Image and 1st Ever Planetary Gravity Assist – 40 Years Ago Today

Exactly 40 Years ago today on Feb. 5, 1974, Mariner 10, accomplished a history making and groundbreaking feat when the…

7 years ago

5 Mercury Secrets Revealed by MESSENGER

After two years of doing the loop-the-loop around Mercury, MESSENGER has unveiled a bunch of surprises from Mercury -- the…

8 years ago

Mercury’s False Moon: The Mercury/Mars Planetary Conjunction this Weekend

[/caption] The history of astronomy is littered with astronomical objects in the solar system that have fallen to the wayside.…

8 years ago

Our Own Private Hell: Unlocking Mercury’s Enigmatic Past

[/caption] Editor’s note: Bruce Dorminey, science journalist and author of “Distant Wanderers: The Search for Planets Beyond the Solar System,”…

9 years ago