Planet Mercury - The smallest and closest to the Sun with almost no atmosphere. (Composite image taken by MESSENGER)
The littlest planet will cross the enormous Sun for viewers in most of the world. The post May Transit of Mercury: Everything You Need to Know appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
Scientists have found that, on average, Mercury spins on its axis 9 seconds faster than had previously been anticipated.
Mercury’s Caloris Basin in enhanced colors, showing different materials on the surface. The Caloris Basin is a huge impact site at the equator that created a wave that made it a mountain ridge 180 degrees on the other side.
Mercury Crescent ~ Colorized clear filter mosaic, from Mariner mission to Mercury and Venus.
Frozen Water and Organic Material Discovered on Mercury
Frozen Water and Organic Material Discovered on Mercury-For the first time, scientists have confirmed that the planet Mercury holds water ice and organic material in permanently shadowed craters at its North Pole.
This false-color mosaic, made from infrared data collected by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, reveals the differences in the composition of surface materials around hydrocarbon lakes at Titan, Saturn's largest moon. Photo by NASA/JPL-Caltech Univ.
Planet Mercury crosses the face of the Sun in rare event May 9
It isn't quite once-in-a-lifetime, but it will be out of this world when the planet Mercury crosses the face of the Sun Monday, May "It's not that common," said Mike Murray, planetarium manager and astronomer at the Delta College.
NASA Spacecraft Makes Complete Map of Planet Mercury
In this image, an expanding shell of debris called SNR is left behind after a massive star exploded in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy to the Milky Way. Multimillion degree gas is seen in X-rays - NASA/CXC/SAO
Mosaic of Europa’s Jupiter-Facing Hemisphere Galileo View of Jupiter's Moon Europa
Water ice (yellow) at Mercury's north polar region
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