NASA's Messenger probes crashes into Mercury
May 1, 2015, 10:24 a.m. by Mike Wall, SPACE.com
Messenger revolutionized scientists' understanding of the innermost planet of our solar system.
Which planets should you look for in September's sky?
September 9, 2014, 11 a.m. by Joe Rao, SPACE.com
Among the sights you'll be able to see this month will be Jupiter's cloud belts and Great Red Spot.
Huge volcanoes shook Mercury for billions of years
April 17, 2014, 7:40 a.m. by Charles Q. Choi, SPACE.com
An analysis of dozens of pyroclastic ash deposits suggests that Mercury had an long history explosive volcanism.
7 must-see stargazing events this spring
April 1, 2014, 7:30 a.m. by Joe Rao, SPACE.com
This April and May, see Mars shine, look out for meteor showers, marvel at Saturn's rings and keep your eyes peeled for a total lunar eclipse.
Why is the already tiny planet Mercury shrinking?
March 18, 2014, 10:44 a.m. by Nola Taylor Redd, SPACE.com
Researchers compared photographs from the Mariner 10 mission from the 1970s and the more recent MESSENGER mission to get a sense of the changes of Mercury's surface.
How to see Mercury in March's morning sky
March 6, 2014, 10:20 a.m. by Geoff Gaherty, SPACE.com
For the next few weeks, about half an hour before sunrise, Mercury will peek over the southeastern horizon for observers in the northern hemisphere.
How to see Mercury and 2 comets in the pre-dawn sky this week
November 14, 2013, 10:40 a.m. by Geoff Gaherty, Starry Night Education for SPACE.com
These early morning stargazing chances are worth the extra cups of coffee to see.
November's must-see stargazing events
November 5, 2013, 11:04 a.m. by Miriam Kramer, SPACE.com
Three of Earth's planetary neighbors will shine in the sky along with the Leonid meteors.
Does Mercury hold clues to the birth of Earth's moon?
October 17, 2013, 1:22 p.m. by Katia Moskvitch, SPACE.com
Volcanic and geological similarities point to a closer bound between the moon and the tiny planet.
Whale ear wax (you heard that right) carries a lifetime of ocean pollutants
September 17, 2013, 2:48 p.m. by John Platt
By analyzing ear wax from a deceased blue whale, scientists gained clues to years of chemical exposure.
Artist envisions NYC on other planets
May 21, 2013, 2 p.m. by Mike Wall, SPACE.com
In hopes of inspiring others to appreciate Earth, Nickolay Lamm transplanted the Big Apple to all of the planets in our solar system.
NASA video captures comet, Earth and Mercury together
March 15, 2013, 10:37 a.m. by Tariq Malik, SPACE.com
NASA's sun- and solar eruption-monitoring Stereo B caught sight of the Comet Pan-STARRS zipping through the solar system.