Higher blood mercury level may increase glaucoma risk

 Lower blood manganese level and higher blood mercury level may increase risk of glaucoma, the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide.

Mercury rises by four degrees in Himachal

The mercury continued to rise across the hills of Himachal Pradesh on Sunday, recording a rise of three to four degrees in the maximum temperature, which, in some areas, crossed 40 degrees Celsius.

Delhi records season's highest at 43.6 deg C

Delhi on Friday recorded the hottest day of the season with mercury shooting up to 43.6 degrees Celsius, four notches above the normal.

India's Gagan Toor suggests winning name for Mercury crater
India's Gagan Toor suggests winning name for Mercury crater

Enheduanna, the name suggested by Gagan Toor of India, is one of the winners of a contest to name five new craters on the planet Mercury.

Dead NASA probe reveals Mercury's magnetic field secrets
Dead NASA probe reveals Mercury's magnetic field secrets

Mercury's magnetic field is almost four billion years old, data from NASA's Messenger probe has revealed. It orbited Mercury for four years before crashing into the planet last week.

Giant exoplanet orbiting a cool small star found

Australian astronomers have discovered a strange exoplanet orbiting a small cool star 500 light years away.

NASA spacecraft crashes on Mercury after 11-year mission
NASA spacecraft crashes on Mercury after 11-year mission

An unmanned NASA spacecraft has crashed on the surface of the planet Mercury, after it ran out of fuel following a successful 11-year mission, the US space agency said Thursday.

6 unknown facts about MESSENGER's Mercury hit revealed
6 unknown facts about MESSENGER's Mercury hit revealed

There are six things that you probably didn't know about the MESSENGER's Mercury hit to occur on April 30.

Mercury hovers around normal in North; rain, thunderstorm kill 14 in UP

Mercury on Tuesday hovered around normal levels across north India including in Uttar Pradesh where rain and thunderstorm claimed 14 lives and injured many others.

'NASA MESSENGER' spacecraft to crash into Mercury soon
'NASA MESSENGER' spacecraft to crash into Mercury soon

US space agency NASA said that its 11-year-old MESSENGER spacecraft will crash into the surface of Mercury, most likely on April 30, after it runs out of fuel.

 Maneuver conducted to raise MESSENGER's minimum altitude to extend orbital operations
Maneuver conducted to raise MESSENGER's minimum altitude to extend orbital operations

  It has been revealed that planned maneuver has further extended the MESSENGER Orbital Operations.

Mercury is heavily dark due to cometary carbon dust: Study
Mercury is heavily dark due to cometary carbon dust: Study

A new study has revealed that the surface of Mercury appears dark because of the cometary carbon dust.

NASA's Mercury mission given last lease of life
NASA's Mercury mission given last lease of life

NASA engineers have lifted the orbit of the Mercury probe - currently operating on an extended mission and almost out of fuel - and delayed its inevitable impact into Mercury's surface by up to a month.

MESSENGER spacecraft completes 4,000th orbit of Mercury
MESSENGER spacecraft completes 4,000th orbit of Mercury

The MESSENGER spacecraft completed its 4,000th orbit of Mercury on March 25 and the lowest point in its orbit continues to move closer to the planet than ever before.

Mercury is planet whose surface is still evolving
Mercury is planet whose surface is still evolving

 NASA's MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) mission, now nearing the end of its fourth and final year of orbital operations at Mercury, is well into a low-altitude campaign that is returning images and measurements of the planet's surface and interior that are unprecedented in their resolution.

New global-scale maps of Mercury's surface chemistry elucidate planet's history
New global-scale maps of Mercury's surface chemistry elucidate planet's history

A new study has provided maps of Mercury's surface chemistry that illuminate the planet's history.

Look west in twilight on February 20-21 as Mars will `snuggle` with Venus
Look west in twilight on February 20-21 as Mars will `snuggle` with Venus

Brilliant Venus and faint Mars will be paired remarkably close in the sky on February 20th and 21st, 2015.

Mercury continues to rise in Rajasthan, Mt Abu coldest at 6.2 deg C

With mercury rising above normal in plains in Rajasthan, Mount Abu in the hills was the coldest place in the state with a minimum temperature of 6.2 degrees Celsius last night, a MeT report said on Sunday.

New sensor spots minute quantities of atmospheric mercury

Researchers have developed a new sensor to detect minute levels of mercury in the atmosphere in just 10 seconds.
 

Ancient star with five Earth-size planets discovered
Ancient star with five Earth-size planets discovered

After analysing over four years of data from NASA's Kepler spacecraft, a team of astronomers has discovered a star that is 11.2 billion years old and has at least five Earth-size planets.