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Mercury-Jackson 1983 duets could get release

Queen guitarist Brian May says he's working to complete duets recorded 30 years ago by the band's late frontman Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson. Full story

Feds want fine, not service for RI mercury spill

Federal prosecutors have suggested a judge fine a Texas natural gas firm $500,000 for mishandling mercury after a U.S. Supreme Court decision struck down his original $18 million penalty. Full story

Mercury-Lynx Preview

The Phoenix Mercury nearly ended what's now a nine-game losing streak to the Minnesota Lynx last week. To give themselves a chance to keep the skid from reaching double digits, the Mercury will likely have to find a way to contain Maya Moore for the entire game this time.... Full story

Liberty sign G Samantha Prahalis to 7-day contract

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Liberty signed Samantha Prahalis to a seven-day contract on Monday. Prahalis was picked seventh by the Mercury in the 2012 WNBA draft and averaged 11.6 points and 4.5 assists last season. With Diana Taurasi moving to the point this year, Prahalis' time was cu... Full story

Mercury's Volcanic Facelift Belies Planet's True Age

Mercury is looking good for its age. Even the oldest parts of the surface of the planet closest to the sun are only 4 billion to 4.1 billion years old, not 4.5 billion years old — the age at which the planet formed, a new study finds. Full story

Celestial show won’t be back until 2015

   The bright triangle of light formed by Venus, Mercury and Jupiter will brighten the sky this weekend. NBC’s Ann Curry reports.

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The element mercury freaks out when introduced to different audio frequencies; Mother Jones examines the state of the criminal justice system: public defenders are overworkered, and poor criminal defendants pay the price; and a marine scientist documents her journey through Antarctica's Ross Sea, an

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Image from MESSENGER spacecraft of craters on the surface of Mercury
Image from MESSENGER spacecraft of craters on the surface of Mercury

Image from MESSENGER spacecraft of craters on the surface of Mercury

Sky map, Mercury, Venus, crescent moon
Sky map, Mercury, Venus, crescent moon

At sunrise on Thursday Aug. 16, Mercury and Venus are both as far from the sun in the sky as they can get. The crescent moon will help you to find Mercury.