Watch: NASA’s time-lapse of Mercury’s transit across the Sun

NASA discovers that MERCURY has water at its poles. G’damn space miracle.

How is this for unexpected. The planet closest to the Sun sports frozen water and its poles. The barren ball of Space Hell may contain the building blocks of life. Or something. God. Damn. Fascinating. Lord, I love it when  scientist wizards find something so completely counter-intuitive to common beliefs. The mysteries of the Universe give our arrogance the finger, lurking behind the pale of discovery.

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Mercury Has Magnetic Whirlpools That Rain Solar Plasma; Space Is Rough, Man.

You think acid rain is rough around these parts, you hippie? Mercury is dealing with way more serious shit than that. Try solar plasma raining down across the miserable ass planet. Try that!

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MERCURY Got Itself Some MYSTERIOUS HOLLOWS. Snape Snickers.

The fun thing about all the bullsquash that NASA is launching into orbit is that not only is it helping the Space Brains of the Blue Marble figure things out, its also raising new questions as well. For what is the imagination for, if it has no room left to guess with? What the fuck…? Anyways, yeah! NASA’s  MESSENGER turned up some unexpected hollows on the surface of Mercury.

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Mosaic of Mercury’s Face Is Pockmarked Bliss.

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That is a planet, floating out in space. Gorgeous, pockmarked, rocked by cosmic forces. Specifically, it’s Mercury, and this is a gorgeous mosaic taken by MESSENGER.

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First Image of Mercury From An Orbiting Spaceship. Ever.

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Drink deep in the glory of the first picture of Mercury ever from an orbiting spaceship. Emphasis on orbiting. The sexy image features a cavernous pockmark impact crater.

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