New research shows the sun’s magnetic field drew iron toward the center of our solar system as the planets formed. That explains why Mercury, which is closest to the sun has a bigger, denser, iron core relative to its outer layers than the other rocky planets like Earth and Mars. […]

On board the German research vessel Sonne off the coast of Chile, ready to take samples from 8 kilometers depth in the Atacama Trench system. Credit: Anni Glud, SDU A newly released scientific paper in Nature Publishing’s Scientific Reports Journal has revealed unprecedented amounts of highly toxic mercury are deposited in the […]

To the human eye, Mercury may resemble a dull, grey orb but this enhanced-color image from NASA’s Messenger probe, tells a completely different story. Swathes of iridescent blue, sandy-colored plains and delicate strands of greyish white, create an ethereal and colorful view of our Solar System’s innermost planet. Credit: NASA […]