BepiColombo mission blasts off on seven-year journey to Mercury – Science News

BepiColombo mission blasts off on seven-year journey to Mercury – Science News

An ambitious new mission has launched off to Mercury, our inner-most planet. Key points Bound for Mercury, BepiColombo is actually two spacecraft stuck together It will circle the inner solar system using the gravity of Earth and Venus to slingshot itself towards Mercury The mission will be tracked by ground …

Planets Venus, Mercury, Jupiter, Mars and Saturn align in the night sky

Planets Venus, Mercury, Jupiter, Mars and Saturn align in the night sky

Posted October 12, 2018 14:19:26 Related Story: Eyes to the skies: All five bright planets align for first time in decade Related Story: Five planets on display in rare treat For the second time this year, the five brightest planets can be seen at the same time. You can catch …

Montserrat Caballe, Spanish opera singer who dueted with Freddie Mercury, dies aged 85

Montserrat Caballe, Spanish opera singer who dueted with Freddie Mercury, dies aged 85

Updated October 06, 2018 19:35:41 Photo: Spanish soprano Montserrat Caballe had been in hospital since last month. (AP: Eckehard Schulz) Spanish opera singer Montserrat Caballe, who dueted with Freddie Mercury on the song Barcelona, has died. She was 85. Key points: Montserrat Caballe was admired for her purity of voice …

Temperatures at near-record lows across Tasmania as mercury plunges

Temperatures at near-record lows across Tasmania as mercury plunges

By David Robertson Posted August 30, 2018 11:42:40 Photo: It was a frosty view from Bellerive on Thursday morning. (Supplied: Mark Watterson) The mercury plummeted across Tasmania overnight, with many near-record-low temperatures, and at least one August record broken. The Warra weather station near the Hartz Mountains in the state’s …