The surface of Mercury crackled with volcanic explosions for extended periods of the planet’s history, according to a new analysis led by researchers at Brown University. The findings are surprising considering Mercury wasn’t supposed to have explosive volcanism in the first place, and they could have implications for understanding how Mercury formed.
Mercury may once have had a large ocean of magma, Messenger data shows, shortly after its formation about 4.5 billion years ago.
NASA’s Messenger spacecraft has found that water ice likely exists on the frozen poles of Mercury, the planet closest to the sun.
The MESSENGER spacecraft recently completed its study of the planet Mercury which it orbited for one Earth-year.
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NASA's decided to extend the MESSENGER mission for an extra year of orbital operations at Mercury.
Mercury's a bit weird, say NASA scientists, with a different surface composition and magnetic field to other planets.
If broken and not removed, a compact fluorescent light bulb can release enough mercury vapor to exceed safe limits, a research team has found.
NASA's released the first picture of the surface of Mercury taken by its Messenger spacecraft early yesterday morning.
NASA's Messenger spacecraft is poised to go into orbit around Mercury tonight, after a six-year, five billion-mile journey.
At the New York International Auto Show, the company behind HD Radio technology announced that seven automakers have renewed their commitment to providing HD Radio as a standard feature.