Mercury Archive
19 June 2008, 06:44 AM ET
Almost weekly, there's an announcement of another extrasolar planet.
06 June 2008, 11:45 AM ET
The Discovery Channel showcases NASA missions in High Definition.
05 June 2008, 06:59 AM ET
Does water ice exist in the shadowed craters near the moon's poles?
18 April 2008, 06:42 AM ET
Mercury is the most difficult of the five 'naked-eye' planets to see.
25 March 2008, 06:53 AM ET
New spacecraft data could get to the bottom of Mercury's mysterious giant cliffs.
11 March 2008, 07:00 AM ET
Recent photos of Mercury have exposed new puzzling craters.
03 March 2008, 10:03 AM ET
Spacecraft that flew past the Earth have unexpected anomalies in their motions.
04 February 2008, 06:45 AM ET
Mercury has confused scientists since they first observed it.
30 January 2008, 03:54 PM ET
NASA's MESSENGER probe has revealed a new side of Mercury.
17 January 2008, 02:01 PM ET
Scientists are sifting through the first new Mercury images in 33 years.
16 January 2008, 04:19 PM ET
Scientists are sifting through the first new Mercury images in 33 years.
14 January 2008, 05:05 PM ET
A space probe zoomed by the planet Mercury Monday.
14 January 2008, 05:12 AM ET
Mysteries about a small, dense, hardly explored planet called Mercury prevail.
10 January 2008, 04:27 PM ET
A NASA probe will swing past the planet Mercury on Monday.
01 October 2007, 02:28 PM ET
NASA satellites show coronal mass ejection disconnecting tail from comet.
25 June 2007, 06:45 AM ET
Clouds drift above stars. The difference: They're made of mercury.
04 June 2007, 03:49 PM ET
The upcoming flyby NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft over Venus could provide new insights about the cloud-shrouded planet and will serve as a dress rehearsal for its rendezvous with Mercury next year.
03 May 2007, 05:02 PM ET
One of the 'original' American astronauts, Walter M. Schirra passed away.
03 May 2007, 02:00 PM ET
A new finding resolves a decades-long mystery.
12 April 2007, 10:36 AM ET
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado – Japan is building upon its past successes in space to forge a range of initiatives, from disaster warning systems, probes to Mercury, Venus and Jupiter, as well as conduct an aggressive lunar exploration campaign.
23 February 2007, 07:25 AM ET
It’s a story that should be familiar to any space exploration enthusiast. It’s the story of “The Astronaut Farmer.”
03 February 2007, 10:10 AM ET
In the upcoming Warner Brothers' feature film "The Astronaut Farmer,” Billy Bob Thornton plays the role of Charles Farmer, a former astronaut who never flew in space but who decides to accomplish his dream of reaching orbit by building his own rocket base
24 November 2006, 08:30 AM ET
During these next two weeks we will be presented with an excellent opportunity to view Mercury in the early morning dawn sky.
20 November 2006, 04:05 PM ET
More than half the world will have a chance to watch a rare cosmic event today as Mercury crosses the face of the Sun.
17 November 2006, 01:51 PM ET
03 November 2006, 07:57 AM ET
On Nov. 8, more than half the world will get to see a rare event--Mercury crossing the face of the Sun.
18 October 2006, 01:50 PM ET
New radar images of the moon’s surface showed no evidence of water ice hiding in craters in the moon’s South Pole.
10 October 2006, 06:57 AM ET
On Nov. 8, Mercury will pass through inferior conjunction, a point in its orbit where it is directly between Earth and the Sun. The setup will produce a striking celestial phenomenon that can be viewed with small telescopes if done safely.
04 October 2006, 01:01 PM ET
A recently spied planet orbits so close to its star that a new year comes every 10 hours.
04 April 2006, 09:12 PM ET
Simulation helps explain where missing parts of the planet went.
14 March 2006, 06:21 AM ET
Iron meteorites may have formed close to Earth and be linked to terrestrial building blocks
17 February 2006, 06:38 AM ET
Once again it is time to seek out what has often been cited as the most difficult of the five brightest naked-eye planets to see: Mercury.
11 January 2006, 01:01 PM ET
New computer modeling shows that the planet Mercury might have formed in a hit-and-run collision that stripped off its outer layers.
05 January 2006, 02:11 PM ET
NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft and an Earth-based observatory have fired laser pulses at each other over a distance of 15 million miles. The feat sets a new record for laser-based communications, which may one day be used to exchange messages in deep space a
30 December 2005, 06:47 AM ET
There is plenty to see, and SPACE.com provides an overview of the planets for the coming year.
08 September 2005, 07:00 AM ET
A NASA probe bound for the planet Mercury took one parting look at its home world, recording images during an Earth flyby that mission scientists have assembled into an eye-catching film.