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Planet Mercury Project

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jeremy butac

on 9 April 2013

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" The God Of Commerce" Mercury "The God Of Commerce" PLANET MERCURY Mercury Mercury Facts Mercury's Data Size Difference of Earth, Mercury and the Earth's Moon Mercury's largest Feature Mercury Spider Image Mercury belongs to the terrestrial kind of planets because it is mostly made up of rock and metal.. Mercury is covered by craters, that may even have ice exist to those craters. Mercury has average distance to Earth of 77, 300, 000 kilometers and from Mercury to Sun is about 57,909,178 kilometers.. Mercury's day side is superheated by the sun but at night, temperature drops to hundreds of degrees below freezing. Mercury can travel through space at nearly 31 miles per second faster than any other planet. Mercury is the second densest planet. Mercury's average temperature is about 179 degrees Celsius. Due to Mercury's egg shaped, it orbit the Sun every 88 days. Mercury's length of the day is 30 minutes and the length of the year is 88 days. One Mercury solar day equals to 175.97 Earth days. Mercury's composition is one of the four terrestrial planets and it has a thin Exosphere. It is 3 times stronger than Earth gravity. Mercury travel through space 31 miles per second, faster than any other planet. Mercury's surface can reach 800 degrees Fahrenheit during day but night time it drops down to -290 degrees Fahrenheit. Mercury appears 13 times each century that can see indirectly on Earth. When Mercury pass across the face of the Sun is called " Transit" it will appear again on May 9, 2016. Caloris Basin Planet Mercury is also known as " The God of Commerce" The Greek called it APOLLO means as a morning star and HERMES as a evening star. Mercury discovered by the ancients. Mercury has no moon.. NASA sent a mission to take pictures of this planet but it wasn't that successful because it took only 40% of information about this planet it was the Mariner 10 in 1974 to 1975. Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun. Mercury can't support life because there is no moon, its hotter than Venus but with less fluctuations. It is also dry, extremely hot and almost airless that couldn't support any human life. It has weak and thin atmosphere that also contains hydrogen, helium, oxygen, sodium, calcium and potassium. Jeremy Butac, Ma-eliza daga, Bea Terrado, John Enanoria. Mercury Fun Facts Mercury Did you know that? 26 Mar 2013:
Newly Named Mercury Craters Honor Hawaiian Guitarist, Beloved Young Adult Author

8 Mar 2013:
Planetary Data System Releases MESSENGER Data from Third Mercury Solar Day

6 Mar 2013:
MESSENGER Has Imaged 100 Percent of Mercury

21 Dec 2012:
Recently Named Mercury Craters Honor Blues Singer and Animation Pioneer

15 Nov 2012:
MESSENGER Finds Unusual Groups of Ridges and Troughs on Mercury
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