Mercury Archive
30 April 2009, 04:02 PM ET
New observations from NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft reveal about 30 percent of the planet Mercury that has never been seen up close before.
09 April 2009, 06:51 PM ET
Famed Mercury astronaut John Glenn has an open seat at his lunch table, provided you’re willing to foot the bill.
09 April 2009, 05:49 PM ET
They were seven military pilots in peak shape. Men of faith, family and America's first astronaut volunteers.
03 April 2009, 07:39 AM ET
Mercury is often cited as the most difficult of the five brightest naked-eye planets to see.
13 February 2009, 11:14 AM ET
This month you'll have an opportunity to see all five naked-eye planets.
23 December 2008, 09:25 AM ET
This year was packed with discoveries, from fast-spinning black holes to loads of extrasolar planets.
29 October 2008, 04:41 PM ET
NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft has turned up new oddities on planet Mercury.
17 October 2008, 06:58 AM ET
The next three weeks will present an excellent opportunity to view Mercury.
07 October 2008, 02:00 AM ET
A Mercury probe has begun beaming back images from its second flyby.
06 October 2008, 02:00 AM ET
A NASA spacecraft zoomed past Mercury for the second time early Monday.
03 October 2008, 06:54 AM ET
This week will be a fine time to seek out planet Uranus.
01 October 2008, 03:58 PM ET
A space probe prepares for its second Mercury flyby next Monday.
08 September 2008, 12:46 PM ET
The closest planet to the Sun may have ice. How is that possible?
02 September 2008, 06:32 AM ET
A planetary map-mapmaker targets Mercury and the moons of Saturn.
22 August 2008, 06:43 AM ET
Recently, three planets have been clustered rather closely together.
10 July 2008, 06:34 AM ET
Could aliens be tuning into the most powerful radio transmitter on Earth?
04 July 2008, 10:02 AM ET
Three planets are now putting on a show as prominent evening luminaries.
03 July 2008, 02:03 PM ET
First MESSENGER flyby confirms volcanism, gives data on Mercury's magnetic field.
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.