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Mercury commonly refers to:
  • Mercury (element)
    Mercury (element)
    Mercury is a chemical element with the symbol Hg and atomic number 80. It is also known as quicksilver or hydrargyrum...

    , the metal and chemical element
  • Mercury (planet)
    Mercury (planet)
    Mercury is the innermost and smallest planet in the Solar System, orbiting the Sun once every 87.969 Earth days. The orbit of Mercury has the highest eccentricity of all the Solar System planets, and it has the smallest axial tilt. It completes three rotations about its axis for every two orbits...

    , the planet nearest to the Sun in the Solar System
  • Mercury (mythology)
    Mercury (mythology)
    Mercury was a messenger who wore winged sandals, and a god of trade, the son of Maia Maiestas and Jupiter in Roman mythology. His name is related to the Latin word merx , mercari , and merces...

    , a Roman god


Mercury may also refer to:

Geography

  • Mercury Bay
    Mercury Bay
    Mercury Bay is a large V-shaped bay on the eastern coast of the Coromandel Peninsula on the North Island of New Zealand. This bay was named by the English navigator Captain James Cook during his exploratory expeditions. By the Māori it was named Te-Whanganui-o-Hei, the great bay of Hei.On November...

    , a bay on the eastern coast of the North Island of New Zealand
  • Mercury Islands
    Mercury Islands
    The Mercury Islands lie off the northeast coast of New Zealand's North Island. They are located off the coast of the Coromandel Peninsula, and northeast of the town of Whitianga....

    , a small group of islands off the northeast coast of New Zealand
  • Mercury Boulevard
    Mercury Boulevard
    Mercury Boulevard in the cities of Hampton and Newport News in the Peninsula region of southeastern Virginia carries U.S. Highway 258 approximately south from Fort Monroe at Old Point Comfort on Hampton Roads to the north end of the James River Bridge...

    , in the cities of Hampton and Newport News, Virginia, United States

Populated places

  • Mercury, Alabama, United States
  • Mercury, Nevada
    Mercury, Nevada
    Mercury, Nevada is a town in Nye County, Nevada, United States, 5 miles north of U.S. Route 95 at a point 65 miles further northwest of Las Vegas. It is situated within the Nevada Test Site and was constructed by the Atomic Energy Commission to house and service the staff of the test site. The...

    , United States
  • Mercury, Texas
    Mercury, Texas
    Mercury is an unincorporated community in McCulloch County, Texas, United States. According to the Handbook of Texas, the community had an estimated population of 166 in 2000....

    , United States
  • Mercury, Savoie
    Mercury, Savoie
    Mercury is a commune in the Savoie département in the Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France.The inhabitants are called Chevronnais.-Sites and monuments:* Château de Chevron, a 14th century castle remodelled in the 17th century....

    , France

Transportation

  • Mercury (automobile)
    Mercury (automobile)
    Mercury was an automobile marque of the Ford Motor Company launched in 1938 by Edsel Ford, son of Henry Ford, to market entry-level luxury cars slotted between Ford-branded regular models and Lincoln-branded luxury vehicles, similar to General Motors' Buick brand, and Chrysler's namesake brand...

    , a brand of automobiles produced by the Ford Motor Company
  • Mercury (cyclecar)
    Mercury (cyclecar)
    The Mercury was a cyclecar built in Detroit, Michigan by the Mercury Cyclecar Company in 1914. The Mercury had a self-supporting body that eliminated the need for a chassis frame. The vehicle was equipped with a two-cylinder air-cooled 9 horsepower engine. It used a friction transmission and...

    , a cyclecar made in 1914
  • Mercury (train), a set of streamliner passenger trains run by the New York Central Railroad during 1936-1958
  • Bristol Mercury
    Bristol Mercury
    |-See also:-Bibliography:* Bridgman, L, Jane's fighting aircraft of World War II. Crescent. ISBN 0-517-67964-7* Gunston, Bill. World Encyclopedia of Aero Engines. Cambridge, England. Patrick Stephens Limited, 1989. ISBN 1-85260-163-9...

    , a former nine-cylinder airplane engine
  • Blackburn Mercury
    Blackburn Mercury
    -References:* *...

    , British airplane made in 1911
  • E-6 Mercury, a United States military aircraft
  • Miles Mercury
    Miles Mercury
    -Bibliography:* Amos, Peter. and Brown, Don Lambert. Miles Aircraft Since 1925, Volume 1. London: Putnam Aeronautical, 2000. ISBN 0-85177-787-0.* Brown, Don Lambert. Miles Aircraft Since 1925. London: Putnam & Company Ltd., 1970. ISBN 0-37000-127-3....

    , a British aircraft designed during the Second World War
  • MV Celebrity Mercury, a cruise ship built in 1997
  • Project Mercury
    Project Mercury
    In January 1960 NASA awarded Western Electric Company a contract for the Mercury tracking network. The value of the contract was over $33 million. Also in January, McDonnell delivered the first production-type Mercury spacecraft, less than a year after award of the formal contract. On February 12,...

    , the first human spaceflight program of the United States
  • HMS Mercury
    HMS Mercury
    Eighteen ships of the Royal Navy have borne the name HMS Mercury, or HMS Mercure, after the God Mercury, of Roman mythology:*HMS Mercury was a 6-gun galley launched in 1592 and sold in 1611....

    , the name of several ships of the Royal Navy
  • USS Mercury
    USS Mercury
    USS Mercury may refer to:, was a ketch authorized by the Continental Congress in 1776 and captured off the Newfoundland Banks by the Royal Navy 10 September 1780...

    , the name of several ships of the United States Navy
  • Mercury (brig)
    Mercury (brig)
    Mercury was the Russian navy 18 gun and two masts warship.The name is famous for the unequal battle with two Turkish ships took place on May 14, 1829....

    , a Russian warship
  • Mercury Marine
    Mercury Marine
    Mercury Marine, founded in 1939, is a division of Brunswick of Lake Forest, Illinois, in the United States. Mercury provides engines for private, commercial and government sales. Mercury also has its own line of very successful racing engines tailored for power and speed. The company's primary...

    , a manufacturer of marine internal-combustion engines
  • Mercury, callsign for Shuttle America
    Shuttle America
    Shuttle America Corporation is a regional airline based in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. It feeds United Airlines flights at Chicago, Denver, and Washington as United Express, and feeds Delta Air Lines flights at Atlanta and New York as Delta Connection and Delta Shuttle.-History:Shuttle America...

    , a regional airline in the U.S.

Music

  • Mercury (Longview album)
  • Mercury (American Music Club album)
    Mercury (American Music Club album)
    Mercury is the sixth album by San Francisco indie rock group American Music Club, released in early 1993. It was their major-label debut."Over and Done" and "Johnny Mathis' Feet" were released as singles on the 7", CD single and cassingle formats...

  • Mercury (Madder Mortem album)
    Mercury (Madder Mortem album)
    Mercury is the debut album by the Norwegian dark metal band Madder Mortem. The members involved on this release left shortly after, leaving only BP and Agnete M. Kirkevaag. The music is described as "dreamy" with folk elements...

  • "Mercury" (song)
    Mercury (song)
    "Mercury" is a song by Bloc Party. It was produced by Jacknife Lee. Like "Flux", the band's previous single, the song uses mostly electronic instruments. The song was first played on Zane Lowe's show on Radio 1 on 7 July 2008 and was uploaded to the Radio 1 website about fifteen minutes later. The...

    , a song by Bloc Party
  • Mercury Records
    Mercury Records
    Mercury Records is a record label operating as a standalone company in the UK and as part of the Island Def Jam Motown Music Group in the US; both are subsidiaries of Universal Music Group. There is also a Mercury Records in Australia, which is a local artist and repertoire division of Universal...

    , a record label
  • Mercury Prize
    Mercury Prize
    The Mercury Prize, formerly called the Mercury Music Prize and currently known as the Barclaycard Mercury Prize for sponsorship reasons, is an annual music prize awarded for the best album from the United Kingdom and Ireland. It was established by the British Phonographic Industry and British...

    , an annual music prize awarded for the best album from the United Kingdom
  • "Mercury", a song by Kathleen Edwards from Failer
    Failer
    Failer is the commercial debut album by Canadian singer-songwriter Kathleen Edwards. It was released January 14, 2003 on the independent labels MapleMusic in Canada and Zoe Records in the United States, and features the singles "Six O'Clock News" and "Hockey Skates".Rolling Stone declared Edwards...

  • "Mercury", a song by Counting Crows from Recovering the Satellites
    Recovering the Satellites
    -External links:**...

  • "Mercury, the Winged Messenger", a movement in Gustav Holst's The Planets
    The Planets
    The Planets, Op. 32, is a seven-movement orchestral suite by the English composer Gustav Holst, written between 1914 and 1916. Each movement of the suite is named after a planet of the Solar System and its corresponding astrological character as defined by Holst...

  • Project Mercury (album), a split album by Rosetta and Balboa
  • "Thin Wild Mercury", a song by Todd Snider from the album "The Devil You Know"

Comics

  • Mercury (Marvel Comics), a Marvel Comics character who can turn herself into a mercurial substance
  • Mercury (Amalgam Comics), a combination of the characters Impulse and Quicksilver
  • Makkari (comics)
    Makkari (comics)
    Makkari, formerly known as Hurricane and Mercury, is a member of the Eternals, a fictional race of superhumans in the Marvel Comics universe...

     or Mercury, an Eternal
  • Mercury, a member of the Metal Men
    Metal Men
    The Metal Men are fictional characters that appear in comic books published by DC Comics. The characters first appeared in Showcase #37 and were created by writer Robert Kanigher and penciller Ross Andru...

    , a DC comics team
  • Mercury, a member of Cerebro's X-Men
    Cerebro's X-Men
    Cerebro's X-Men are a fictional team of supervillains who appeared in both Marvel Comics' Uncanny X-Men and X-Men series. They were created and designed by Spanish artist Carlos Pacheco but he officially drew them just once in the cover of Uncanny X-Men #360...

  • Sailor Mercury
    Sailor Mercury
    , in Japan, is one of the central characters in the Sailor Moon metaseries. Her real name is , a genius schoolgirl who can transform into one of the series' specialized heroines, the Sailor Senshi....

    , a character from Sailor Moon

Computing

  • Mercury Interactive
    Mercury Interactive
    Mercury is now part of Hewlett-Packard. The combination of Mercury Interactive and HP OpenView formed HP Software Division, a global business unit within HP Enterprise Business...

    , software testing tools vendor
  • Mercury Computer Systems
    Mercury Computer Systems
    Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. provides high-performance embedded, real-time digital signal and image processing solutions.Mercury designs and builds embedded multicomputers, which may be considered to be either loosely coupled NUMA computers or tightly coupled clusters. Despite being marketed as...

    , an embedded, digital signal and image processing solutions vendor.
  • Mercury (programming language), a functional/logical programming language based on Prolog
  • Mercurial (software)
    Mercurial (software)
    Mercurial is a cross-platform, distributed revision control tool for software developers. It is mainly implemented using the Python programming language, but includes a binary diff implementation written in C. It is supported on Windows and Unix-like systems, such as FreeBSD, Mac OS X and Linux...

    , a distributed revision control tool
  • Mercury OS, a real-time operating system for embedded systems
  • Ferranti Mercury
    Ferranti Mercury
    The Mercury was an early 1950s commercial computer built by Ferranti. It was the successor to the Ferranti Mark 1, adding a floating point unit for improved performance, and increased reliability by replacing the Williams tube memory with core memory and using more solid state components...

    , an early 1950s commercial computer
  • Mercury Mail Transport System
    Mercury Mail Transport System
    Mercury Mail Transport System is a standards-compliant donationware mail server developed by David Harris, who also develops the Pegasus Mail client....

    , a mail server

Sports

  • Edmonton Mercurys
    Edmonton Mercurys
    The Edmonton Mercurys were an intermediate senior-A ice hockey team that played in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada in 1940s and 50s. Known as the Forgotten Team, the Mercurys won the 1950 World Ice Hockey Championships in London, England, and the gold medal at the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo, Norway —...

    , a 1940s and 50s intermediate ice hockey team from Canada
  • Phoenix Mercury
    Phoenix Mercury
    The Phoenix Mercury is a professional basketball team based in Phoenix, Arizona, playing in the Western Conference in the Women's National Basketball Association . The team was founded before the league's inaugural 1997 season began; it is one of the eight original franchises...

    , a Women's National Basketball Association team from Arizona, United States
  • Toledo Mercurys
    Toledo Mercurys
    The Toledo Mercurys are a defunct International Hockey League franchise from Toledo, Ohio. The Toledo Franchise was the first IHL franchise to be granted outside of the Windsor-Detroit area, for the cost of $1000.00 to Virgil Gladeaux of Toledo. The Mercurys existed 15 seasons in total from 1947 to...

    , a defunct International Hockey League franchise from Ohio, United States

Newspapers

  • Mercury (Newport), a newspaper in Rhode Island
  • Mercury (Pennsylvania), a newspaper in Pennsylvania, United States
  • Clevedon Mercury
    Clevedon Mercury
    The Clevedon Mercury is a weekly free newspaper delivered to homes in the North Somerset area of south westernEngland. The Clevedon Mercury was set up in 1863 to communicate national news and local happenings. It continues to record the story of the town....

    , a weekly free newspaper in England
  • Guelph Mercury
    Guelph Mercury
    The Guelph Mercury is an English language newspaper published in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. It publishes a mix of community, national and international news and is owned by the Torstar Corporation. The newspaper, in many incarnations, has been a part of the community since 1854...

    , a Canadian newspaper
  • Illawarra Mercury
    Illawarra Mercury
    The Illawarra Mercury is the only daily newspaper in Wollongong, the third largest city in the State of New South Wales, Australia. It has been published since 1855, making it one of Australia's oldest newspapers...

    , a daily newspaper in Australia
  • Leeds Mercury
    Leeds Mercury
    The Leeds Mercury was a newspaper in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. It was published from 1718 to 1755 and again from 1767. Initially it consisted of 12 pages and cost three halfpennies. In 1794 it had a circulation of about 3,000 copies, and in 1797 the cost rose to sixpence because of increased...

    , a defunct daily newspaper in the City of Leeds
  • Leicester Mercury
    Leicester Mercury
    The Leicester Mercury is a British regional newspaper, owned by the Daily Mail and General Trust, for the city of Leicester and the counties of Leicestershire and Rutland...

    , a United Kingdom regional newspaper
  • London Mercury
    London Mercury
    The London Mercury was the name of several periodicals published in London from the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries. The earliest was a newspaper that appeared during the Exclusion Bill crisis; it lasted only 56 issues...

    , a list of periodicals named London Mercury published in London
  • Maitland Mercury
    Maitland Mercury
    The Maitland Mercury is Australia's oldest regional newspaper. It was originally a weekly newspaper, with the first issue published on 7 January 1843. The Mercury is still in circulation serving the city of Maitland and the surrounding Lower Hunter Valley.Even when it was first published the...

    , an Australian newspaper
  • Matlock Mercury
    Matlock Mercury
    The Matlock Mercury is a Weekly newspaper published on a Thursday in the United Kingdom which serves Matlock, Darley Dale, Wirksworth, Bakewell and smaller villages in the Derbyshire Dales area of Derbyshire....

    , a United Kingdom newspaper
  • Mercury News, a newspaper in San Jose, CA
  • Quebec Mercury
    Quebec Mercury
    The Quebec Mercury was an English language weekly newspaper published in Quebec City from 1805 to 1863.The Mercury was founded by publisher Thomas Cary in respect and veneration of Canada's link to the United Kingdom. From 1828 to 1848 the Mercury was owned jointly by Thomas Cary Jr. and...

    , a defunct 19th Century weekly newspaper published in Quebec City, Canada
  • Rheinischer Merkur
    Rheinischer Merkur
    The Rheinischer Merkur was a nationwide conservative German weekly newspaper appearing on Thursdays. It was published in Bonn, its managing director was Bert Günther Wegener, and the editor in chief from 1994 to 2010 was Michael Rutz...

    , a newspaper from Bonn, Germany
  • Sherborne Mercury
    Sherborne Mercury
    The Sherborne Mercury is a defunct regional newspaper, published in Sherborne, Dorset, United Kingdom.It was a hugely influential newspaper, particularly as its news coverage and distribution went well beyond that of the boundaries of Dorset....

    , a defunct newspaper from Dorset United Kingdom
  • St Arnaud Mercury, a newspaper in Victoria, Australia
  • Staffordshire Mercury
    Staffordshire Mercury
    The Staffordshire Mercury was a weekly regional newspaper published in Staffordshire, England.The publication was founded in 1824 by Thomas Allbut, with the Rev. Leonard Abington as its first editor...

    , a newspaper that was published in Staffordshire, England
  • Sunday Mercury
    Sunday Mercury
    Sunday Mercury is a Sunday tabloid published in Birmingham, UK, and owned by Trinity Mirror.The first editor was John Turner Fearon , who left the Dublin-based Freeman's Journal to take up the position...

    , a newspaper in Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • Sunday Mercury (New York)
    Sunday Mercury (New York)
    The Sunday Mercury was a weekly Sunday newspaper published in New York City that grew to become the highest-circulation weekly newspaper in the United States at its peak...

    , a 19th century weekly newspaper in New York City
  • The Mercury (Hobart)
    The Mercury (Hobart)
    The Mercury is a daily newspaper, published in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, by Davies Brothers Pty Ltd, part of News Limited and News Corporation...

    , a newspaper in Hobart, Australia
  • The Mercury (South Africa)
    The Mercury (South Africa)
    The Mercury is an upmarket English language newspaper owned by Independent News & Media and published in Durban, South Africa.As the most popular English morning newspaper in the region, The Mercury has 269 000 readers .-Content:...

    , an English language newspaper published in Durban, South Africa
  • The Portland Mercury
    The Portland Mercury
    The Portland Mercury is an alternative weekly newspaper published in Portland, Oregon. It serves to chronicle the ever-changing Portland music scene, and generally includes interviews, commentaries, reviews, and concert dates...

    , an alternative weekly newspaper published in Oregon, United States
  • The Somerset Mercury
    The Somerset Mercury
    The Somerset Mercury is a regional edition of The Weston & Somerset Mercury.The edition covers the Cheddar and Axbridge area of Somerset, England.-External links:*...

    , a regional newspaper in Somerset, England
  • The Weston & Somerset Mercury
    The Weston & Somerset Mercury
    The Weston & Somerset Mercury is a weekly paid for newspaper that covers Weston-super-Mare and the surrounding areas of Somerset, England. The Weston Mercury was established 1 April 1843 and was family-owned for much of its history....

    , a weekly paid for newspaper in Somerset, England
  • Rutland And Stamford Mercury, a weekly paid-for newspaper. The oldest newspaper in England

Radio stations

  • Mercury FM, a radio station in Surrey, United Kingdom
  • Hertfordshire's Mercury 96.6, an independent local radio station in England

Other uses

  • Mercury (astrology), the astrological use of the planet
  • Mercury (cipher machine)
    Mercury (cipher machine)
    Mercury was a British cipher machine used by the Air Ministry from 1950 until at least the early 1960s. Mercury was an online rotor machine descended from Typex, but modified to achieve a longer cycle length using a so-called double-drum basket system....

    , a British cipher machine used from the 1950s
  • Mercury (novel)
    Mercury (novel)
    Mercury is a 2005 science fiction novel by American writer Ben Bova. The story chronicles the chain of events which leads Mance Bracknell, a shy but gifted engineer student, from the pinnacle of success to the depths of misery and vengeance.-Plot summary:...

    , a novel by Ben Bova
  • Mercury (plant)
    Mercury (plant)
    Mercurialis is a genus of plants in the family Euphorbiaceae, the spurges, known commonly as the mercuries. These are slender herbs , rhizomatious perennials and woody perennials...

    , members of the plant genus Mercurialis
  • Mercury (satellite)
    Mercury (satellite)
    MERCURY is reportedly the name of a series of three United States spy satellites launched in the 1990s. These satellites were launched and operated by the National Reconnaissance Office with the participation of the United States Air Force. Two of the three launches from Cape Canaveral were...

    , the name of a series of three United States satellites
  • Mercury (TV series), an Australian TV series launched in 1996
  • The Mercury Award
    The Mercury Award
    This page is about The Mercury Award for air catering. For the Mercury Music Prize, see that article.The Mercury Award is an international award conferred by the International Travel Catering Association for setting high standards in in-flight catering.-Air India's wins:Air India has won a number...

    , an international airline award for in-flight catering
  • Mercury battery
    Mercury battery
    A mercury battery is a non-rechargeable electrochemical battery, a primary cell. Due to the content of mercury, and the resulting environmental concerns, the sale of mercury batteries is banned in many countries. Both ANSI and IEC have withdrawn standards for mercury batteries...

    , a type of non-rechargeable battery
  • Mercury Communications
    Mercury Communications
    Mercury Communications was a national telephone company in the United Kingdom. The company was formed in 1981 as a subsidiary of Cable & Wireless to challenge the monopoly of British Telecom which was privatised in 1984...

    , a British telecommunications firm set up in the 1980s
  • Mercury dime
    Mercury dime
    The Mercury dime is a ten-cent coin struck by the United States Mint from 1916 to 1945. Designed by Adolph Weinman and also known as the Winged Liberty dime, it gained its common name as the obverse depiction of a young Liberty, identifiable by her winged Phrygian cap, was confused with the Roman...

    , a United States dime minted from 1916 through 1945
  • Mercury Insurance Group
    Mercury Insurance Group
    Mercury Insurance Group is an American automobile and property insurance company founded by George Joseph in 1961. The company is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA.-History:...

    , an American automobile and property insurance company
  • Operation Mercury, codename for the German invasion of Crete during World War II
  • Archer Maclean's Mercury
    Archer Maclean's Mercury
    Archer Maclean's Mercury is a video game for the PlayStation Portable, first released in April 2005 in North America. In Japan, the game was released under the name Hg] Hydrium. Mercury is a puzzle game developed by the eponymous British game programmer, Archer MacLean who had previously developed...

    , a puzzle game for the PlayStation Portable

People with the name

  • Daniela Mercury
    Daniela Mercury
    Daniela Mercury , is a Latin Grammy Award-winning Brazilian axé, samba-reggae and MPB singer, songwriter and record producer. Since her breakthrough, Mercury has become one of the best known Brazilian female singers, selling over 20 million albums worldwide...

     (born 1965), Brazilian singer
  • Freddie Mercury
    Freddie Mercury
    Freddie Mercury was a British musician, singer and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist of the rock band Queen. As a performer, he was known for his flamboyant stage persona and powerful vocals over a four-octave range...

     (1946-1991), singer of the rock group Queen
  • Joey Mercury (born 1979) or Adam Birch, professional wrestler
  • Mercury Hayes
    Mercury Hayes
    Mercury Wayne Hayes is a former professional American football and Canadian football wide receiver, kickoff returner, and punt returner. He has played in the National Football League for the New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons, and he has played in the Canadian Football League for the...

     (born 1973), former professional American football wide receiver
  • Mercury Morris
    Mercury Morris
    Eugene Edward "Mercury" Morris , is a former American football player, nicknamed early on for his mercurial quickness when running with the ball. Morris was a running back and kick returner for 9 years, playing mostly for the Miami Dolphins...

     (born 1947), former American football player

See also

  • First planet (disambiguation)
  • Mercur (disambiguation)
  • Mercurius (disambiguation)
  • The Mercury (disambiguation)
  • Mercury 1 (disambiguation)
  • Mercury 2 (disambiguation)
  • Mercury 3 (disambiguation)
  • Mercury 4 (disambiguation)
  • Mercury chloride (disambiguation)
  • Mercury House (disambiguation)
  • Mercury program (disambiguation)
  • Mercury Theatre (disambiguation)
    Mercury Theatre (disambiguation)
    The Mercury Theatre was the Welles and Houseman New York stage & radio theater company of 1937-1946.Mercury Theatre may also refer to:* Mercury Theatre, Notting Hill Gate, London, 1933-1987* Mercury Theatre, Auckland, New Zealand, 1910-1992...

  • Red mercury (disambiguation)
    Red mercury (disambiguation)
    Red mercury may have several meanings:*Red mercury, an apocryphal chemical substance*Red Mercury, LLC, a video game company*Shadow Ops: Red Mercury, a video game*Red Mercury, an Austrian postage stamp...