MESSENGER Finds New Evidence for Water Ice at Mercury's Poles

Posted in Science on 27th Jun, 2016
by Alex Muller

New observations provide compelling support for the hypothesis that Mercury harbors water ice and other frozen volatile materials in its permanently shadowed polar craters.

Accidental orange peel discovery could save lives from mercury poisoning

Posted in Science on 23rd Oct, 2015
by Alex Muller

Scientists stumble over cheap material that can suck deadly mercury out of oceans.

Best views yet of Mercury's ice-filled craters

Posted in Science on 18th Mar, 2015
by Alex Muller

Scientists have obtained the most detailed views yet of ice deposits inside the permanently shadowed craters at Mercury's north pole.

Mercury's hidden water-ice revealed

Posted in Science on 16th Oct, 2014
by Alex Muller

A Nasa spacecraft has provided the first optical images of ice within shadowed craters on Mercury.