Solar System Project

Mercury

Mercury has virtually no atmosphere and is the first planet from the sun. The distance it is bfrom the sun is approximately thirty-six millon miles from the sun. Its rotation period is about fifty-nine days. The revolution period takes about 88 Earth days and it has no moons.



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Mercury was named after the god of travel and theivery. Mariner 10
sent pictures of Mercury to Earth but they only showed 45% of Mercury.
The mass of Mercury is .055 M. The tempurature can rise to about eight hundred degreees Fahrenheit during the day and drop as low as negative three hundred degrees Fahrenheit at night. The average density (relative to water) is 5.43 and the escape velocity is 4.3 kilometers per second.
Mercury was named after the god of travel and theivery.
There aren't any known satellites.





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