Mercury

Mercury has water ice and organics on it's surface. By: Ella

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Mercury is the closest planet to the sun. The ice on the surface is permanently shadowed craters that don't receive sunlight. Mercury's color is a type of brown and kind of a really light brown. Mercury is the closest planet to the sun. Since it's the closest planet to the sun it has the shortest orbit around the sun and it also goes the fastest when it's orbiting around the sun. Mercury's neighbors are Venus, and the Sun. The orbit period (how long it is) is 88 days. The orbit distance around the sun is 57,909,227 km (o.39 AU). AU means Alternative Universe. Mercury has 0 moons. Mercury is the smallest planet in the solar system. Mercury takes 88 days to orbit the sun. Mercury has a atmosphere (sort of). Mercury has about 38 percent of the gravity Earth has. Scientist have discovered the planet Mercury has wrinkles. They have named the wrinkles Lobate Scarpes. These Scarpes can be 1 mile high and 100 miles long. 13 times a century Mercury can be observed from the Earth passing across the face of the sun in a event called transit, the next will occure on the 9th of may 2016. Mercury's diameter is 4,874 km. Mercury's diameter is 4,874 km. Mercury's days are 58.6 Earth days. Mercury's distance is 35,983,095 miles.