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Transcript of Mercury
Mass: 5% of Earth
Volume: 5% of Earth
Maximum temperature recorded: 870 degrees fahrenheit
Minimum temperature recorded: -300 degrees fahrenheit The End Now that pluto is no longer consitered a planet, Mercury is the smallest planet in our solar system. Mercury has a rocky suface and an iron core. The iron core in Mercury is very large like Earth and Mars. This makes Mercury's mass very high compared to it's size. Does Mercury have an atmosphere? Mercury has an extremely thin atmosphere which is made up of atoms blasted off its surface by the solar wind, a constant stream of particles coming from the outer layer of the sun. Because Mercury is so hot, these atoms quickly escape into space. Unlike the stable atmospheres of Earth and Venus, Mercury's atmosphere is constantly being replenished. Mercury is much smaller than Earth. It's actually alot closer to the size of the Earth's moon. How does Mercury compare to Earth? Questions and Answers How much you would weigh on Mercury Overall: Mercury This is a picture of the amazing planet, Mercury Caloris Basin The Caloris Basin is a giant crater on Mercury. It is about 800 miles wide! Scientists belive that a giant asteroid smashed into Mercury.
Did you know????
Th Caloris Basin is larger than the state of Texas!! Mercury Size rank (1= largest) : 8
Make up: rock
Revolution around the sun (Earth days): 88 Chart for Mercury