How Fast Can a Spacecraft Get to Mercury?

Mercury orbits quickly around the Sun and scientists seeking to understand its mysteries have quickly identified a spacecraft capable of reaching it within sufficient timeframe. Slowing a spacecraft with flybys may be straightforward, but getting it to Mercury’s speed requires more complicated methods. Here’s how scientists plan to achieve their goal. Mariner 10 Chen-Wan Yen […]

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Can Mercury Cause Autism?

Thimerosal was used as a mercury-containing preservative in some vaccines until there were concerns that these vaccines may cause autism, prompting its removal from most children’s vaccinations by 2001. This study explored the relationship between copper, lead and mercury concentration in hair and nail samples from children with autism and controls. Results demonstrated no correlations.

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