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Transcript of Mercury
From Sun: 58 000 000 km
From Sun: 0.4 AU
An orbit is "once around" to the exact same place again.
Mercury does not turn as fast as the Earth, so one day on Mercury is actually
It is easy to see Mercury with your eyes without a telescope so it has been seen for all of recorded history as a "wandering star."
Because Mercury is so small, you only would way
of your Earth weight.
Maximum Temperature: 465 °C
Minimum Temperature: -184 °C
Mercury's circumference is only
15 326 km around!
Mercury is so small that it is
as big as the Earth, or it is
Orbit (Earth Days):
Orbit Circumference: 223 700 000 km
(this is the total distance traveled around the Sun)
Mercury is too close to the sun to have any form of atmosphere. Any atmosphere would be immediately blown away by the solar wind.
Craters, Plains and basins
Compare the size (not the distance)
How to see Mercury:
It can only be seen at
certain times of the year, and only before or after sunset.