Mercury is still causing problems in our environment and now, scientists have found that it may be far more prevalent in our oceans than we first thought.
Mercury and Earth may both be rocky planets with iron cores, but their magnetic fields are drastically differently. Now, researchers have found that Mercury's interior may differ in a way that explains why it has such a bizarre magnetic field.
Mercury, one of the closest planets to our sun, has long puzzled scientists with its unusual metal-rich composition. Now, researchers have discovered the possible origins of Mercury.
Mercury has long been a mystery to scientists. Until recently, knowledge of the planet was limited to the grey, patchy landscape revealed by the Mariner 10 probe, NASA’s first mission to Mercury in the mid-1970s.
This image features several craters near the eastern edge of the Caloris basin. The larger craters have excavated low reflectance material, and both have hollows forming within their floors.
A recent study looks at how rising ocean temperatures could also potentially raise mercury levels in fish, increasing the health risk to those who eat seafood.
Many people buy high-end, free-range and organic products in a bid to cut down on the amount of chemicals in their bodies. But chemicals can accumulate from a range of sources, and new research suggests that people from poorer backgrounds may not be the only ones suffering harmful effects.
If you look up at the sky tonight, you may be in for a spectacular treat. A celestial dance between three different planets will occur on Friday and into the weekend. The triple conjunction will include Venus, Jupiter and Mercury--and should make for some great sky gazing.