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Mercury in transit

The solar system's smallest and most remarkable planet, Mercury, will cross the face of the sun on May 9 – offering a great opportunity for people in many places across the world to see it.

dateMay 05, 2016 in Space Exploration
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Image: Mercury's Kertesz crater

On 9 May, at 11:10 GMT, Mercury will begin making its way across the face of the Sun – an astronomical event known as a transit. During the transit, which will last for several hours and be at least partially visible across ...

dateMay 03, 2016 in Space Exploration
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Image: T6 ion thruster firing

The eerie blue exhaust trail of an ion thruster during a test firing. A quartet of these highly efficient T6 thrusters is being installed on ESA's BepiColombo spacecraft to Mercury at ESA's ESTEC Test Centre in Noordwijk, ...

dateApr 27, 2016 in Space Exploration
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An acoustic analysis of Freddie Mercury's voice

Freddie Mercury, lead singer of legendary rock band, Queen, gave the world one of the most famous and recognisable singing voices in music history. But how did he manage to achieve such vocal range?

dateApr 18, 2016 in Other
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