Mercury Archive
31 July 2013, 11:48 AM ET
Saturn, Venus, Mars, Mercury and Jupiter will all be visible in the August night skies, as will the annual Perseid meteors. A number of nebulas will also be easy to find among the constellations.
10 July 2013, 10:00 AM ET
Nearly two dozen museums and other locations around the U.S. (plus one in England) boast real spaceships that have carried astronauts on missions to orbit and the moon.
03 July 2013, 01:01 PM ET
Extreme volcanism may be responsible for Mercury's artificially young surface.
20 June 2013, 01:50 PM ET
Mercury and the solstice make this a can't-miss week in skywatching.
13 June 2013, 01:22 PM ET
The brighter planet Venus leads the way.
07 June 2013, 03:40 PM ET
Pick out three cosmic wonders in the night sky next week.
05 June 2013, 12:52 PM ET
Use brilliant Venus to point the way.
04 June 2013, 10:57 AM ET
Look for Mercury, Venus and Jupiter in close proximity in early June, a rare meteor shower in mid June, and near earth asteroids throughout the month.
26 May 2013, 10:10 AM ET
Jupiter, Mercury and Venus will shine in a cosmic triangle just after sunset tonight (May 26).
24 May 2013, 03:48 PM ET
Three planets are teaming up for a Memorial Day planet parade.
24 May 2013, 07:00 AM ET
A better understanding of exoplanet surfaces would help reveal how common Earth-like planets are in our galaxy.
22 May 2013, 02:05 PM ET
Don't miss your chance to see three bright planets in the night sky.
22 May 2013, 01:37 PM ET
On May 26th three planets, Venus, Jupiter, and Mercury, will appear in a triangular formation on the western horizon just after sunset.
21 May 2013, 09:50 AM ET
Such a tight three-planet grouping won't happen again until 2026.
20 May 2013, 12:13 PM ET
Night-sky-watchers alert: This tri-planetary conjunction will be most apparent from May 26th to June 5th. Here's where to see it best.
20 May 2013, 07:00 AM ET
The iconic city as seen through other planets' air.
20 May 2013, 07:00 AM ET
The project showcases the diversity of worlds in our solar system.
26 April 2013, 07:40 AM ET
NASA's Messenger and Stereo-A space probes were not affected by three back-to-back solar storms, scientists say.
24 April 2013, 05:59 PM ET
The three solar eruptions may deal a glancing blow to NASA's Messenger spacecraft at Mercury.
08 April 2013, 07:00 AM ET
NWA 7325 may be too old to have plausibly come from the solar system's innermost planet.
04 April 2013, 11:46 AM ET
See photos of America's historic spaceport, Kennedy Space Center in Florida
29 March 2013, 12:35 PM ET
The comet ISON is making what astronomers believe is its first trip through the inner solar system, taking a sweltering pass by the sun (making ISON a 'sungrazing' comet) and then back past Earth in December.
28 March 2013, 03:19 PM ET
A newfound meteorite may actually be from Mercury.
19 March 2013, 07:00 AM ET
A look at the robotic spacecraft currently sending data home from beyond Earth orbit.
18 March 2013, 08:21 AM ET
Comet Pan-STARRS has not disappointed astronomers and stargazers after surviving a close brush with the sun in March 2013, NASA says.
14 March 2013, 01:59 PM ET
NASA's Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory (STEREO) snapped imagery of the comet as it flew between the two planets. A three day time-lapse (March 9-12, 2013) was compiled from the photos.
11 March 2013, 07:00 AM ET
The first spacecraft to orbit Mercury will have to shut down soon, unless it gets a mission extension.
06 March 2013, 06:35 AM ET
NASA's Messenger probe snapped photos of 100 percent of the planet's surface.
27 February 2013, 06:00 AM ET
Observations from NASA's Messenger probe indicate Mercury was once roiling with magma.
22 February 2013, 03:49 PM ET
See amazing photos of Mercury taken by MESSENGER spacecraft in April 2011 through 2012.
22 February 2013, 03:00 PM ET
The new Mercury video by NASA's Messenger spacecraft shows an oddly colorful planet.
19 February 2013, 06:24 PM ET
Thousands images from NASA MESSENGER's wide angle camera comprise this rotating false-color mosaic map. The visible colors are correlated with variations in Mercury's surface spectral reflectance.
11 February 2013, 11:09 AM ET
Find out when and where to look for the pink-looking planet.
11 February 2013, 08:20 AM ET
The closest planet to the Sun (looking pinkish because of the hues of the setting Sun) and the Red Planet will be visible for all to see in February 2013. Find out when and where to look.
08 February 2013, 06:30 AM ET
February offers the best opportunity to spot Mercury in the night sky.
25 January 2013, 05:34 PM ET
On January 23rd, 2013, eruptions on the Sun sent coronal mass ejections in front of Mercury and in the direction of Earth (strong impact not expected). NASA's SDO and STEREO spacecrafts captured the imagery.