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BepiColombo mission makes closest trip past Mercury, shares first picture

  • The BepiColombo mission, named after Italian scientist Giuseppe Bepi' Colombo, captured the view of Mercury as the spacecraft flew past the planet for a gravity assist manoeuvre.
The monitoring cameras (MCAMs) onboard the BepiColombo mission provided black-and-white snapshots in 1024 x 1024 pixel resolution.(ESA/JAXA)
The monitoring cameras (MCAMs) onboard the BepiColombo mission provided black-and-white snapshots in 1024 x 1024 pixel resolution.(ESA/JAXA)
Published on Oct 02, 2021 03:07 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Rain accompanied with high velocity wind brings down mercury in Shimla, Manali

Tourist destinations near Himachal’s state capital such as Narkanda, Kufri got snow on Tuesday
Tourists flocked to Shimla’s Ridge on Wednesday, hoping to find snow but they had to contend with a rainy and windy morning.(Deepak Sansta/HT)
Tourists flocked to Shimla’s Ridge on Wednesday, hoping to find snow but they had to contend with a rainy and windy morning.(Deepak Sansta/HT)
Updated on Jan 06, 2021 12:46 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Shimla | ByHT Correspondent

Mercury drops to 1.1°C in Delhi; parts of N-W India record sub-zero temperatures

While many of these places do record 0°C during most winters, this year the cold is definitely severe, scientists said
Representational photo.(AFP)
Representational photo.(AFP)
Updated on Jan 01, 2021 09:08 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan

Mercury to dip, dense fog to prevail, say weather experts

Kuldeep Srivastava, head of IMD’s regional weather forecasting centre, said that the temperature would start dipping from Sunday onwards. He added that dense fog was likely to prevail on Sunday during the morning hours.
Dense fog is likely to prevail in the city on Sunday along with a dip in the minimum temperature, as per weather experts(PTI)
Dense fog is likely to prevail in the city on Sunday along with a dip in the minimum temperature, as per weather experts(PTI)
Updated on Dec 13, 2020 01:58 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent, Gurugram

Space probe, en route to Mercury, completes first Venus fly-by

Launched almost two years ago, the European-Japanese probe BepiColombo took a black-and-white snapshot of Venus from a distance of 17,000 kilometers
Ariane 5 rocket carrying BepiColombo lifts off from its launch pad. Image for representational purposes.(AP)
Ariane 5 rocket carrying BepiColombo lifts off from its launch pad. Image for representational purposes.(AP)
Updated on Oct 15, 2020 04:20 PM IST
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Delhi to experience very light rain today; mercury to remain high

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast partly cloudy sky and possibility of ‘very light’ rain/drizzle. However, good winds are likely to prevail across Delhi over the next two to three days
While light rains are forecast for the national capital, the temperatures are likely to remain high.(Representational Image)
While light rains are forecast for the national capital, the temperatures are likely to remain high.(Representational Image)
Updated on Sep 19, 2020 09:37 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Mercury crosses 46 degrees Celsius mark in parts of Delhi

At 46.4 degrees Celsius, the weather stations at Ayanagar recorded the maximum temperature in the city. The Pusa Observatory recorded a high of 45.1 degrees Celsius.
Humidity levels oscillated between 38 and 81 per cent in Delhi(AFP)
Humidity levels oscillated between 38 and 81 per cent in Delhi(AFP)
Published on Jun 18, 2020 07:13 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Mercury rises above 42 degree Celsius in parts of Delhi

The Safdarjung Observatory, which provides representative figures for the city, recorded a maximum of 41.5 degrees Celsius, two notches above the normal.
Kuldeep Srivastava, the head of the regional forecasting centre of the India Meteorological Department, the region is not likely to witness a heat wave till June 15.(AFP)
Kuldeep Srivastava, the head of the regional forecasting centre of the India Meteorological Department, the region is not likely to witness a heat wave till June 15.(AFP)
Published on Jun 12, 2020 07:18 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Mercury retrograde 2020: All you need to know about celestial illusion

You might have heard that Mercury is in retrograde and people should be careful during this period. If you have no interest in astrology and don’t believe in superstitions, this might not be of any importance to you.
This year, Mercury retrograde will occur thrice – from February 17 to March 10, June 18 to July 12 and October 14 to November 3, according to the Farmer’s Almanac.(Unsplash)
This year, Mercury retrograde will occur thrice – from February 17 to March 10, June 18 to July 12 and October 14 to November 3, according to the Farmer’s Almanac.(Unsplash)
Updated on Feb 19, 2020 03:54 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent

Mercury plunges across Himachal; mild snow in Shimla

Rain witnessed at isolated places across the state
The higher reaches received a fresh spell of snow.(HTphoto)
The higher reaches received a fresh spell of snow.(HTphoto)
Published on Dec 15, 2019 10:48 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chnadigarh | ByHT Correspondents, Dharamshala

Rare solar event: Transit of Mercury on November 11

The sky will put on a stellar show on Monday when Mercury crosses in front of the Sun. Transits of Mercury only happen about 13 times per century.
Transit of Mercury on November 11. (Representational image)(iStockphoto)
Transit of Mercury on November 11. (Representational image)(iStockphoto)
Updated on Nov 07, 2019 08:11 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Gurugram to witness light rain likely today, tomorrow; mercury to fall

“The weather condition over the next few days is favourable for the onset of monsoon. There is a possibility that monsoon might arrive in the national capital region (NCR) in the next two to three days,” said Kuldeep Srivastava, senior scientist at the IMD.
Clouds hovering over the city, in Gurugram.(Yogendra Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Clouds hovering over the city, in Gurugram.(Yogendra Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jul 04, 2019 07:40 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | ByHT Correspondent

Winds bring mercury down, light showers expected today in Gurugram

The IMD had earlier predicted light rain in the city starting Sunday, which was expected to last till Wednesday.
As a result of the winds and the high humidity because of moisture, the city’s particulate matter pollution was low on Monday, said experts.(HT Photo)
As a result of the winds and the high humidity because of moisture, the city’s particulate matter pollution was low on Monday, said experts.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 25, 2019 02:39 AM IST
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Gurugram | ByHT Correspondent

Mercury to touch 40°C in Delhi by weekend, says IMD

Chances of another heat wave are remote, IMD said.
Rain and thundershower hit the national capital in the early hours of Tuesday, bringing down the night temperature by nearly seven degrees Celsius below normal. (Ragul Krishnan/ HT PHOTO)
Rain and thundershower hit the national capital in the early hours of Tuesday, bringing down the night temperature by nearly seven degrees Celsius below normal. (Ragul Krishnan/ HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 19, 2019 07:27 AM IST
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Rain falls, so does mercury: Temp to stay below 40°C in Delhi for next week

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast that there could be more rain and thundershower in the next five days at least.
Light rain on Sunday morning helped bring down the day temperature to less than 40°C in the national capital, after a span of 21 days.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Light rain on Sunday morning helped bring down the day temperature to less than 40°C in the national capital, after a span of 21 days.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 17, 2019 07:38 AM IST
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Mercury rises again; thunderstorm likely to hit Gurugram tomorrow

Mercury will also rise slightly on Thursday and is likely to touch 44 degrees Celsius, according to the IMD’s seven-day forecast, which also predicts a thunderstorm on Friday.
With monsoons fast approaching, relative humidity levels have also increased, touching about 35 per cent in the evenings and exceeding more than 50 per cent in the mornings.(HT Photo)
With monsoons fast approaching, relative humidity levels have also increased, touching about 35 per cent in the evenings and exceeding more than 50 per cent in the mornings.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 06, 2019 02:12 AM IST
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Brace for intense heat as mercury may soar to 47°C

This difference is expected to persist till at least June 4, after which heat wave conditions are expected to subside across the state, as well as in Punjab and Uttar Pradesh.
This difference is expected to persist till at least June 4, after which heat wave conditions are expected to subside across the state, as well as in Punjab and Uttar Pradesh.(HT Photo)
This difference is expected to persist till at least June 4, after which heat wave conditions are expected to subside across the state, as well as in Punjab and Uttar Pradesh.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 03, 2019 07:54 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | ByHT Correspondent

Gurugram reels due to power outages as mercury soars

Sudhir Sachdeva, a 46-year-old resident said, “When we asked the authorities about repairing the transformer, they said either we have to do it ourselves or request the developer to do so,” he said.
Crippling infrastructure, incapable of bearing the peak power demand during the summer months, saw residents taking matters into their own hands.(HT Photo)
Crippling infrastructure, incapable of bearing the peak power demand during the summer months, saw residents taking matters into their own hands.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 02, 2019 02:51 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | BySharanya Munsi

On Thursday, Delhi’s hottest day of season, mercury jumps to 44.7°C

Heat wave conditions are likely to prevail in the capital over the next 24 hours with the mercury expected to touch 46-47 degrees Celsius over the next three days.
A-worker-waters-a-lawn-near-India-Gate-in-the-scorching-heat-of-New-Delhi-HT-Photo
A-worker-waters-a-lawn-near-India-Gate-in-the-scorching-heat-of-New-Delhi-HT-Photo
Updated on May 31, 2019 08:18 AM IST
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Heat wave likely to grip city in 2 days, mercury to touch 45°C

The minimum temperature too would rise by three degrees to touch 27 degrees Celsius this week, according to the IMD.
The city is likely to be in the grip of a heat wave starting Thursday, according to officials of the India Meteorological Department (IMD).(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
The city is likely to be in the grip of a heat wave starting Thursday, according to officials of the India Meteorological Department (IMD).(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 29, 2019 07:56 AM IST
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Gurugram | ByHT Correspondent

Brace for hotter days as mercury set to touch 45°C in Delhi

It was a hot day on Monday with the maximum temperature recorded at 41.9 degrees Celsius, a notch above normal.
After a brief respite last week, the maximum temperature has started rising again.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
After a brief respite last week, the maximum temperature has started rising again.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 28, 2019 08:34 AM IST
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Along with mercury, stomach infections too on the rise in Lucknow

With the temperature hovering around 40 degrees Celsius for the past one week, cases of gastrointestinal diseases in hospital OPDs are going up . Doctors say bacteria causing gastrointestinal infections thrive in higher temperatures .
Gastrointestinal infections could be acquired through various sources, such as food, water and direct exposure to faecal wastes.(Representative image)
Gastrointestinal infections could be acquired through various sources, such as food, water and direct exposure to faecal wastes.(Representative image)
Published on May 27, 2019 12:15 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByGaurav Saigal, Lucknow

Mercury up in Delhi but rain relief expected soon

Officials from the India Meteorological Department’s regional weather forecasting centre, however, have forecast that relief could be on the way soon as light rain and thunderstorms are expected this week.
There could be rain even on Thursday, counting day for the Lok Sabha elections, which will help the maximum temperature to stay below 40 degrees over the next five days at least.(HTPhotos)
There could be rain even on Thursday, counting day for the Lok Sabha elections, which will help the maximum temperature to stay below 40 degrees over the next five days at least.(HTPhotos)
Updated on May 21, 2019 07:40 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Rain, squall pull down mercury by 12 degrees, relief temporary

But, owing to cyclone Fani making landfall in Odisha Friday, at least 25 departing flights to Bhubaneshwar and Kolkata had to be cancelled and 14 incoming flights from the two airports remained cancelled, Delhi International Airport Limited said.
Rain, squall pull down mercury by 12 degrees, relief temporary(HT Photo)
Rain, squall pull down mercury by 12 degrees, relief temporary(HT Photo)
Published on May 04, 2019 05:38 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

‘High traces of lead, mercury in buffalo milk’: Study

While the World Health Organisation (WHO) has set a standard of 0.01 parts per million (ppm) for lead in milk, the samples from Borivli recorded 0.03ppm and those from Goregaon recorded 0.026ppm for the metal.
‘High traces of lead, mercury in buffalo milk’: Study(AFP)
‘High traces of lead, mercury in buffalo milk’: Study(AFP)
Published on May 03, 2019 05:57 AM IST
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Mumbai | BySadaguru Pandit

Rain lowers mercury by 2 degree celsius, more showers likely

According to the IMD, the rain was due to a western disturbance over the western Himalayan region that induced a cyclonic circulation over the National Capital Region, as well as parts of Haryana and Punjab.
Friday morning rain was caused by a western disturbance over the western Himalayan region that induced a cyclonic circulation over NCR, Haryana and Punjab.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Friday morning rain was caused by a western disturbance over the western Himalayan region that induced a cyclonic circulation over NCR, Haryana and Punjab.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Published on Apr 13, 2019 01:39 AM IST
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Gurugram | ByHT Correspondent

With rising mercury, swine flu cases dip in Delhi, say experts

Data obtained from the National Centre for Disease Control too showed that the number of cases peaked during the week ending on February 17, when 609 were reported in a single week.
Delhi hospitals may have reported 14 deaths due to swine flu (H1N1) during the week ending on March 24, but the number of cases has actually gone down owing to rising temperatures, experts say.(Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Delhi hospitals may have reported 14 deaths due to swine flu (H1N1) during the week ending on March 24, but the number of cases has actually gone down owing to rising temperatures, experts say.(Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Published on Mar 28, 2019 02:00 AM IST
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Light rain and cloudy sky in NCR, mercury likely to rise this week

Gurugram received light rain intermittently on Thursday, with the sky remaining partly cloudy throughout the day. The India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) Palam Observatory recorded a rainfall of 0.6 mm.
According to IMD scientists, Thursday’s rain was a result of a western disturbance in the western Himalayan region on Wednesday and Thursday.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
According to IMD scientists, Thursday’s rain was a result of a western disturbance in the western Himalayan region on Wednesday and Thursday.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 15, 2019 10:21 AM IST
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Mercury drops in Delhi after snowfall in hills

The air quality of Delhi also dipped drastically during the day. After remaining in the poor zone for two days, the Air Quality Index (AQI) value shot up to the ‘very poor’ on Wednesday.
A woman walks across an open field enveloped in dense fog on a cold winter morning, near Akshardham, in New Delhi on January 16.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
A woman walks across an open field enveloped in dense fog on a cold winter morning, near Akshardham, in New Delhi on January 16.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 17, 2019 08:42 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Journey to Mercury: Europe, Japan send rocket on 7-year journey in space

The BepiColombo spacecraft will have to follow an elliptical path that involves a fly-by of Earth, two of Venus and six of Mercury itself so it can slow down before arriving at its destination in December 2025.
In this photo provided by European Space Agency (ESA), the Ariane 5 rocket carrying BepiColombo lifts off from its launch pad at Kourou in French Guiana, October 20, 2018.(AP File Photo)
In this photo provided by European Space Agency (ESA), the Ariane 5 rocket carrying BepiColombo lifts off from its launch pad at Kourou in French Guiana, October 20, 2018.(AP File Photo)
Updated on Oct 20, 2018 05:50 PM IST
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Tokyo | ByAssociated Press
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