Far-out guide to Mercury

Mary Kay Carson\ Report By Cooper Carson

Lexile= Unknown Pages= 43


This book that I'm doing a report on is Mercury. Mercury is also closest planet to the Sun. Traveling at 47,873 meters {157,062 feet} per second it only takes Mercury 88 Earth days to travel around the Sun. It also takes 1,407 hours to spin once. Did you know that one Mercury day is almost two moths on Earth?
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Mercury's Surface

This image shows Mercury's rocky surface that looks a lot like the Moon's surface like the dusty floor and craters, but to me I think there aren't as much craters like the Moon's.
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Radar Telescopes

From the text its says but not exactly "In 1991 a Radar Telescope helped to make a surprising discovery about Mercury and sent pictures of the discovery to Earth." A Radar Telescope is a a big satellite dish like the one that might be on top of your house, that sends out beams of radio waves towards a planet, asteroid , or meteor in space. The waves hit the planet, asteroid , or meteor and echos back to Earth.

Ice Caps On Mercury?

Scientists have been taking a look at Mercury and all of its features. Then in 1991 scientist Duane Muhleman was looking at a radar map of Mercury, and saw big red dots on Mercury's poles. Duane Muhleman thought that those red dots on Mercury's poles might be ice caps. Duane Muhleman told his fellow scientists what he thought, and they said, " thats impossible....... is it?"

{The ice caps in the picture {on the right} aren't quite like the scientists thought of but that is kind of what it might look like but darker}

Graphic From the Text

The graphic {picture} from the text is on page.6, and the graphic is a illustration of what Mercury's surface might be like because no human has ever seen Mercury's surface.


The question I still have after reading the book is, are there ice caps on Mercury?Because during the book when the author was talking about "mabye there are ice caps on Mercury?" I kept thinking "are there ice caps on Mercury?" So I was reading through the book and I never found my answer in any of the texts.