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Mercury to reach farthest point from Sun on Monday

Mercury to reach farthest point from Sun on Monday

Mercury, the smallest planet in the solar system, will reach its nearest point to the Sun on its orbit (perihelion) on Monday at 5.53am Qatar time, Qatar Calendar house (QCH) has said.

Mercury to be at closest point from Sun Monday

Mercury to be at closest point from Sun Monday

Mercury, the smallest planet in the solar system, will reach its nearest point to the Sun on its orbit (perihelion) on Monday morning corresponding to 16th of Rabi Al-Awal 1442 AH at 5:53 a.m local time

Hot, relatively humid weather expected

Hot, relatively humid weather expected

Weather inshore until 6 pm today will be hot daytime with some clouds, relatively humid by night, the Department of Meteorology said in its daily weather report.

Solar probe reveals sun's tiny 'campfires' in closest-ever photos

Solar probe reveals sun's tiny 'campfires' in closest-ever photos

A solar probe built by the European Space Agency and NASA has delivered the closest photos ever taken of the sun's surface, revealing a landscape rife with thousands of tiny solar flares ...

Earth at farthest point from sun on Saturday

Earth at farthest point from sun on Saturday

Earth will be at the farthest point in its orbit around the sun (aphelion) at 2.35pm Doha time on July 4, Qatar Calendar House (QCH) has said.

Mercury to pass between Sun and Earth on Wednesday

Mercury to pass between Sun and Earth on Wednesday

Mercury, the smallest planet in the solar system, will be at inferior conjunction with the Sun, as it will pass between the Sun and Earth on the morning of Wednesday, July 1

Solar Orbiter takes off on mission to study sun's poles

Solar Orbiter takes off on mission to study sun's poles

The Solar Orbiter, a satellite aiming to deliver new insights about the sun, blasted off from the Cape Canaveral launch complex in Florida at 11:03 pm on Sunday (0403 GMT on Monday) atop an Atlas V 411 rocket.

Mercury to come closest to Sun on Friday

Mercury to come closest to Sun on Friday

Mercury will reach Perihelion, which is the point in its orbit where the planet is closest to the sun, at 10.18am in Doha on Friday, Qatar Calendar House (QCH) has said.

One day our sun will solidify into a giant crystal orb

One day our sun will solidify into a giant crystal orb

New research suggests that long after our roiling, boiling life-giving star runs out of fuel it will slowly form a cold, dead, super-dense crystal sphere about the size of the Earth that will linger like a translucent tombstone for close to eternity.

Mercury to come closest to Sun on Sunday

Mercury to come closest to Sun on Sunday

Mercury will reach Perihelion, which is the point in its orbit where the planet is closest to the sun, in Qatar Sunday, Qatar Calendar House (QCH) has said.

NASA counts down to launch of first spacecraft to 'touch Sun'

NASA counts down to launch of first spacecraft to 'touch Sun'

NASA counted down Friday to the launch of a $1.5 billion spacecraft that aims to plunge into the Sun's sizzling atmosphere and become humanity's first mission to explore a star.

Mercury to be at farthest point from sun on Friday

Mercury to be at farthest point from sun on Friday

Mercury will reach Aphelion point, which is the farthest point in its orbit around the sun, at 1pm in Qatar on Friday.