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Mercury Orbit

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The fiery depths of space: Astronomers capture dazzling rainbow nebula swirling round supergiant star

The bright, pinkish-white star at upper left is Orion, known as the 'hunter', is Betelgeuse

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The speckled object depicted here is Callisto, Jupiter’s second largest moon. This image was taken in May 2001 by NASA’s Galileo spacecraft, which studied Jupiter and its moons from 1995 until 2003.

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Far-away asteroid named after Freddie Mercury on birthday

Queen guitarist Brian May says an asteroid in Jupiter's orbit has been named…

#Astronomy: #Mercury is the closest planet to the #sun and has a thin atmosphere, no air pressure and an extremely high temperature.

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NASA Astronaut Charles Conrad Jr. emerging from the Gemini 11 space capsule Atlantic Ocean landing September 15, 1966. Gemini 11 was the ninth crewed Earth-orbiting spacecraft of the Gemini series, carrying astronauts Charles "Pete" Conrad Jr. and Richard Gordon.

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Historic images as Messenger sends back first pictures of Mercury's surface from orbit

Mercury as photographed by Messenger spacecraft

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Thanks to Johannes Kepler for figuring out that if you take each of the Platonic Solids and encase each perfectly within a sphere, and then nest them all inside of each other, they produce six layers that correspond to the relative planetary orbits of Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. -Nassim Haramein 4-6-14

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Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun and due to its proximity it is not easily seen except during twilight. For every two orbits of the Sun Mercury completes three rotations about its axis and up until 1965 it was thought that the same side of Mercury constantly faced the Sun. Thirteen times a century Mercury can be observed from Earth passing across the face of the Sun in an event called a transit, the next will occur on the 9th May 2016. This dataset was created using data from the ...

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The base of ESA’s Mercury Transfer Module with its four T6 ion thrusters fully fitted for its 6.5 year journey to Mercury, along with the rest of the BepiColombo spacecraft. The module will carry Europe’s Mercury Planetary Orbiter and Japan’s Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter together to the Sun’s innermost planet.

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