Friday, September 26, 2014
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
By Brian Wise
NASA’s Messenger probe recently became the first spacecraft ever to orbit Mercury, having completed an extended two-year mission in March.
Monday, January 30, 2012
David C. Evers, executive director of the Biodiversity Research Institute, discusses how mercury in the environment is harming songbirds and bats, which suffer some of the same kinds of neurological disorders that mercury causes in humans. The Biodiversity Research Institute has issued a report, titled “Hidden Risk: Mercury in Terrestrial Ecosystems of the Northeast.”
Friday, June 17, 2011
New data that's just been released from NASA's Mercury Messenger spacecraft could reveal how Mercury formed and changed over the 4.5-billion-year history of the Solar System. The planet appears to have shrunk as it has aged. Denton Ebel is the curator of Meteorites at the American Museum of Natural History and is involved in educational outreach programs for the Mercury Messenger mission at the museum. He explains why scientists are finding new reasons to study the planet.