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# mercury - Saturday 2 October, 2021

European-Japanese space mission gets first glimpse of Mercury
# BEPI COLOMBO
# BEPI COLOMBO

European-Japanese space mission gets first glimpse of Mercury

Oct 2nd 2021, 2:46 PM 18,409 Views 15 Comments

The BepiColombo mission made the first of six flybys, using the planet’s gravity to slow the spacecraft down.

# mercury - Saturday 20 October, 2018

Mission to discover the mysteries of Mercury blasts off
# Space Exploration
# Space Exploration

Mission to discover the mysteries of Mercury blasts off

Oct 20th 2018, 2:32 PM 7,495 Views 40 Comments

The BepiColombo blasted off from French Guiana earlier today.

# mercury - Thursday 30 October, 2014

6 signs the Mercury Music Prize winners might be insufferable
# Young Fathers
From The Daily Edge
# Young Fathers

6 signs the Mercury Music Prize winners might be insufferable

Oct 30th 2014, 8:05 AM 4,034 Views 3 Comments

Young Fathers have left a few people scratching their heads.

# mercury - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

Here's how to fluke your way through any Mercury Music Prize conversation
# Cheat Sheet
From The Daily Edge
# Cheat Sheet

Here's how to fluke your way through any Mercury Music Prize conversation

Sep 10th 2014, 8:01 PM 8,454 Views 7 Comments

We prefer their early stuff.

# mercury - Friday 17 January, 2014

Column: Why is Pluto not a planet?
# Stargazer
# Stargazer

Column: Why is Pluto not a planet?

Jan 17th 2014, 12:55 PM 778 Views 38 Comments

Most of us grew up learning that there were nine planets in the Solar System. But why did Pluto get demoted? Conor Farrell explains how our understanding of the icy body changed.

# mercury - Thursday 10 October, 2013

Scott Carpenter, second US astronaut in orbit, dies at 88
# RIP
# RIP

Scott Carpenter, second US astronaut in orbit, dies at 88

Oct 10th 2013, 10:47 PM 5,575 Views 14 Comments

He died in a hospice from complications following a stroke.

# mercury - Friday 20 September, 2013

NASA spot Han Solo formation on the surface of Mercury
# Far Far Away
From The Daily Edge
# Far Far Away

NASA spot Han Solo formation on the surface of Mercury

Sep 20th 2013, 4:54 PM 1,582 Views 1 Comment

It totally looks like him, if you squint a bit.

# mercury - Wednesday 7 August, 2013

Video: This is what it looks like to rocket away from Earth
# Pale Blue Dot
# Pale Blue Dot

Video: This is what it looks like to rocket away from Earth

Aug 7th 2013, 7:30 AM 7,527 Views 22 Comments

As it sped towards Mercury, a NASA spacecraft snapped 358 images looking back at Earth over 24 hours.

# mercury - Saturday 19 January, 2013

Nations sign treaty aimed at reducing mercury emissions
# Mercury
# Mercury

Nations sign treaty aimed at reducing mercury emissions

Jan 19th 2013, 10:29 AM 2,791 Views 9 Comments

Around 140 countries decided on the deal after all-night talks in Geneva.

# mercury - Friday 30 November, 2012

NASA: Closest planet to sun, Mercury, harbours ice
# Space
# Space

NASA: Closest planet to sun, Mercury, harbours ice

Nov 30th 2012, 1:50 PM 6,793 Views 21 Comments

Scientists have confirmed a vast amount of ice at the north pole at the planet’s north pole – despite its proximity to the sun.

# mercury - Thursday 1 November, 2012

WHO? Never heard of them! Mercury Music Prize cheat sheet
# Mercury
From The Daily Edge
# Mercury

WHO? Never heard of them! Mercury Music Prize cheat sheet

Nov 1st 2012, 12:57 PM 9,307 Views 19 Comments

You’ll be cranking up the Plan B, Field Music and Django Django at that party/family dinner this weekend.

# mercury - Tuesday 28 February, 2012

Planets to align over Ireland after sunset tonight
# Night Skies
# Night Skies

Planets to align over Ireland after sunset tonight

Feb 28th 2012, 2:00 PM 15,003 Views 48 Comments

Keep an eye on the skies tonight as Venus, Jupiter and Mercury are set to align with the moon this evening.

# mercury - Tuesday 19 July, 2011

Mercury Prize nominees announced
# Mercury
# Mercury

Mercury Prize nominees announced

Jul 19th 2011, 1:25 PM 523 Views 1 Comment

There are no Irish nominees on this year’s shortlist – although we can claim one-quarter of James Blake as ours….

# mercury - Friday 11 March, 2011

The week in photos
# Week In Photos
# Week In Photos

The week in photos

Mar 11th 2011, 9:14 PM 3,824 Views 0 Comments

This is the week that was, in pictures.