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illustration of timing of Mercury transit

For seven hours on May 9, Mercury will appear as a small dot traveling across the face of the sun. In the illustration above, Mercury is shown approximately to scale with the sun.

Dim red star illustration

CLOSE TO HOME A nearby dim red star hosts three possibly rocky worlds, similar to those illustrated here, that are close enough to Earth to search for signs of life.

LHC tunnel

CERN has confirmed that a tiny, unnamed weasel took down the Large Hadron Collider this morning. 

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