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Mercury Poisoning from Museum Samples

... museum samples could be harbouring volatile compounds of mercury. But no need to fear, as it is only the people ... Herbarium to stop these vapours in their tracks. John – Mercury salts were widely used to preserve museum specimens ... you can tell by the state of the preservation that these mercury salts have worked, but over time, and what’s been ...

Full colour image of Mercury from the first MESSENGER flyby

Messenger probe crash-lands on Mercury

... probe's mission to the Solar system's innermost planet, Mercury, has now ended. At the end of April, the spacecraft, which has been orbiting Mercury for over 4 years, slammed into the surface at a speed ... scientists are now preparing to launch a new probe to Mercury in its wake. One of the researchers on this project ...

Probing the Formation of Mercury

... days of the MESSENGER probe's observations of the planet Mercury. The densest planet in the Solar System, Mercury is the only terrestial planet other than the Earth to ... of data from MESSENGER, which only arrived in orbit around Mercury in March, and so what we're seeing at the moment are ...

BepiColombo blasts off to Mercury

... have ever tried to explore the planet closest to our sun - Mercury. First in 1973 with the Mariner 10 mission, then ... Exploration Agency have launched a new spacecraft to Mercury. But why go back, and what does this new mission hope ... Johannes Benkhof from the European Space Agency.  David - Mercury is three times closer to the Sun than the Earth, and ...

Mercury (artisits impression of)

Want to see Mercury in 2016?

On 9 May, Mercury will be seen as a black dot silhouetted against the ... - Why is that exciting? David - Well, particularly for Mercury, I'm working on a space mission to Mercury - it's my planet! And it's very hard to see in the ...

Full colour image of Mercury from the first MESSENGER flyby

Messages from Mercury

... MESSENGER spacecraft completed one Earth year of orbiting Mercury this month, and two papers published in the journal ... and after a few successful flybys went into orbit around Mercury in March 2011.  As well as taking images, it has ... altimetry to measure topography, it becomes obvious that Mercury's northern hemisphere has a lower dynamic range of ...

False colour view of Mercury

BepiColombo: The mission to Mercury

... Space Agency/Japanese Space Agency mission to the planet Mercury. It’s been in the planning for a couple of decades ... on the 20th October from French Guiana. The cruise to Mercury is complicated. It’ll take about seven years to ... a lot to learn. Chris - How far away is it from here to Mercury, and how’s it going to get there? David - Mercury ...

Full colour image of Mercury from the first MESSENGER flyby

MESSENGER Orbits Mercury

... space probe ever to be placed into orbit around the planet Mercury has been widely reported. This marks a historic ... understanding of the other planets has steadily increased, Mercury has always remained an elusive planet. The problem is ... it's very difficult to put a spacecraft into orbit about Mercury, because it's so close to the Sun. Any probe sent ...

The BepiColombo Probe is Europe’s forthcoming mission to Mercury.

David Rothery: exploring Mercury

... some interesting insights into the BepiColombo mission and Mercury at the beginning. So chance now to dwell it more on ... to go to Paris to make the geological case for going to Mercury in 1997, because the guy who was meant to go, ... couldn't make it, and I got roped in. And I was thinking, Mercury's a boring place, but hey, we've only had one ...

Skeleton from the middle ages

Forensic archaeology

... away by ground water, but some of them, in particular, Mercury which is what they're looking at, stick around. If ... that's definitely come from the decomposed body. Now, what Mercury used to be used for in the middle ages is a medicine. ... to test people's bones to see whether they've been given Mercury. But it only tells us whether they've been given ...

Mercury (artisits impression of)

Mercury's May Transit: Why do we care?

On Monday, Mercury passed between us and the Sun, blocking out some of ... of the solar system. The first transit observed was one of Mercury, in fact, early in the 17th century. Haley was the ... to work out the relative difference between the earth to mercury and, therefore, from mercury to the sun and, ...

African elephant

Quiz: Who's faster: Usain Bolt or an African elephant?

... - which goes by more quickly: a day on Venus, or a year on Mercury? What do you think? Philipe - You’re the physicist, ... Jess - You can take it. Okay, let’s go with a year on Mercury. Chris - You’re going with a year on Mercury. A: A Year on Mercury A day on Venus is roughly 116 ...

a snail

Snails, planets and chocolate!

... favourite planet? Is it Uranus? David - No, it's not. It's Mercury because we have our own spacecraft on its way to Mercury as we speak. And you've helped pay for it, so thank ... - And what's it going to do? David - It's going to go to Mercury, split into two spacecraft - the European one and the ...

Can you get mercury poisoning from too much sushi?

... this to Karen Kidd from the University of New Brunswick: Mercury has been very well studied and we know a lot about ... eat. For example, we know that fresh tuna has a lot more mercury in it than canned tuna, swordfish is another one that's high in mercury. We know that bigger, older fish are higher in ...

Winks, Wobbles and Blips - Finding Exoplanets

... We see this phenomenon in our own solar system.  If Mercury passes between us and the sun we observe a transit.  There was a transit of Mercury recently: just a few years ago.  Exo-planets too can ...

Science Update - Mercury Pollution and Public Transport

... about how climate change may be leading to an influx of mercury in the environment. But first, some good news. We all ... in the north may be unleashing massive amounts of mercury into the environment. The mercury has accumulated harmlessly over thousands of years in ...

Pillow, sheets and bed linen

Bed sheets make a fluorescent light bulb glow?

... is basically a hollow tube with some very low pressure mercury gas in it - some of that mercury gas will be ionised: it would've lost electron. If ... thing, meaning they will accelerate along and hit other mercury atoms and knock electrons off those too. Then you'll ...

The surface chemistry of the lotus leaf repels water, providing the basis of its self-cleaning mechanism.

Planet Earth Online - Water Repelling Soils

... up. Richard -   That's really weird.  It's almost like mercury.  As if you poured mercury on the surface, not that you're allowed to do that anymore.  As if you poured mercury on the sort of the beads of water - on a soaking wet ...

Why do low energy lightbulbs take so long to reach full brightness?

... create light in a very different way. You give energy to a mercury gas, by passing a spark through it. That then gives ... glow if you go into a nightclub. The problem is that mercury is normally a liquid at room temperature, so if it is cold, the mercury isn't much of a gas. So the light has got to warm up ...

The BepiColombo Probe is Europe’s forthcoming mission to Mercury.

Magnificent Mercury: BepiColombo

Magnificent Mercury is in full focus. Space Boffins Sue Nelson and ... thermal spacecraft model for Europe’s first mission to Mercury in October. Expect to hear from ESA’s chief ... Professor Emma Bunce and Dr Suzie Imber. Magnificent Mercury: BepiColombo ...

Mission To Mercury

... to see the BepiColombo spacecraft - Europe’s mission to Mercury. As the LISA Pathfinder mission comes to a successful ... Tate Liverpool... Find out all about Europe's mission to Mercury! Mission To Mercury ...

Mercury fulminate, Hg(CNO)2: Chemistry in its element

... Freemantle examines the explosive history and chemistry of mercury fulminate Michael Freemantle examines the explosive history and chemistry of mercury fulminate Mercury fulminate, Hg(CNO)2: Chemistry in its element ...

Healthcare worker drawing up influenza (flu) vaccine shot

Is mercury in vaccines safe?

Why are preservatives, including mercury compounds like thiomersal, added to vaccines? What is ... Chris and Kieno Kammies for all the answers... And why are mercury compounds added to vaccines at all... Is mercury in vaccines safe? ...

Mercury: Chemistry in its element

Mercury podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry. Mercury podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry. Mercury: Chemistry in its element ...

Ultra-high Definition View of 2012 Venus Transit

Eyes on the Sky for Mercury

On 9 May, Mercury will be seen as a black dot silhouetted against the ... life, as Graihagh Jackson finds out... On 9 May, Mercury will be seen as a black dot silhouetted against the Sun... Eyes on the Sky for Mercury ...