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Mercury and Venus close in pre-dawn sky

Mercury and Venus will be close to one another in the early morning skies over the next few days.

Friday - 07/18/2014, 11:49am EDT

Tags: Greg Redfern, Space Place, Venus,

Student brings mercury to Montgomery County middle school

A student brought a small bottle that contained mercury onto a school bus and into Francis Scott Key Middle School in Silver Spring Wednesday morning.

Wednesday - 04/30/2014, 12:16pm EDT

Tags: mcps, Montgomery County, Montgomery County Public Schools, Francis Scott Key Middle School

A planetary trio will waltz in the western sky

If the skies remain clear for the next several days, be sure to take a peek in the western sky 30 to 45 minutes after sunset - you will be treated to a changing and beautiful sky show involving Venus, Jupiter and Mercury, the three brightest planents (in that order).

Saturday - 05/25/2013, 05:46pm EDT

Tags: Greg Redfern, Space Place, Jupiter, planets, Venus,

Seeing the elusive Mercury

Mercury, the elusive and speedy planet closest to the Sun is starting to put on its best appearance for the whole year as it nears the planet Mars in our skies.

Sunday - 02/10/2013, 03:58pm EST

Tags: Mars, Space Place

Value of omega-3 fatty acids outweighs mercury in fish

Eating fish is good, but eating the right kind is even better.

Tuesday - 10/02/2012, 07:06am EDT

Tags: Fish, randi martin, Omega-3

Light bulb recycler pleads in Md. mercury case

Maryland's attorney general says his office is seeking prison time and significant fines for a fluorescent light bulb recycler who pleaded guilty to mercury handling violations.

Wednesday - 01/18/2012, 02:22pm EST

Tags: Glen Wright Smith, Doug Gansler, USA Lights,