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Ian O'Neill (Editor)

Dr. Ian O'Neill is the editor of Mercury magazine and Mercury Online. He is an astrophysicist, freelance science writer and science communicator.

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What do you call an orphaned moon with planetary ambitions?

Another day, another "habitable" exoplanet discovery—and more headlines suggesting that aliens live there.

The Summer 2019 issue (vol. 48 no. 3) of Mercury magazine is online for ASP members, featuring everything from black holes, awesome radio telescopes, mind-blowing astrophysical concepts to educational matters.

Welcome to Mercury magazine’s new online destination: Mercury Online!

What’s careening through the galaxy at 2.5 million miles per hour and screaming with gamma-rays?

After arriving at Bennu on December 31, mission scientists with NASA’s OSIRIS-REx quickly realized their spacecraft was orbiting a different kind of asteroid.

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