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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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Our sun may have eaten a super-Earth for breakfast

Our solar system sure seems like an orderly place. The orbits of the planets are predictable enough that we can send spacecraft on multi-year journeys to them and they will reliably reach their destinations. But we've only ...

dateApr 22, 2016 in Astronomy
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