Mercury gets hit by asteroids usual by the suns huge gravitational pull.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DF5Apn9rQs you tube vid
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4YqNoLkmxE you tube vid
I will shoow yopu there pics on my docs.
These are the astronauts that did the orbit around mecury.
People will still study mercury in the future for planetary research. People think that there are aliens on mercury but again people think lots of stuff. We often thought that mercury has a strong gravitational pull, BUT we discovered that the SUN Is the main source of the gravitational pull and mercury is a tiny part of it.
First flight: August 21, 1959Last flight: May 15, 1963
Missions: Mercury-Atlas 6, Mercury-Redstone 3, Mercury-Redstone 4, Mercury-Atlas 9, Mercury-Atlas 7, Mercury-Atlas 8, Mercury-Redstone 2, Mercury-Redstone 1, Mercury-Atlas 5, Mercury-Atlas 1, Little Joe 2, Mercury-Atlas 3, Mercury-Atlas 4, Mercury-Redstone 1A, Mercury-Atlas 2, Little Joe 1B, Little Joe 1, Big Joe 1, Mercury-Redstone BD, Little Joe 1A, Little Joe 6, Little Joe 5A, Little Joe 5, Little Joe 5B, Beach Abort, Mercury-Scout 1 Mission