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10 Facts of Mercury

*Mercury is the closest planet to the sun, its surface can still be extremely cold. The temperature during the day can reach 840 degrees.

*smallest planet in the solar system. The diminutive planet is about 3,030 miles (4,876 kilometers) in diameter, making it about the size of the continental United States and only slightly bigger than Earth's moon. It's smaller than both Saturn's moon Titan and Jupiter's moon Ganymede.

*Mercury about 4 billion years ago, creating a giant crater about 960 miles (1,545 km) across. Called the Caloris Basin, the crater could fit the whole state of Texas inside it.

*Mercury zips around the sun faster than any other planet. It travels about 112,000 mph (180,000 km/h) along its elliptical orbit.

*Meteorites and comets could have delivered ice to those areas, or water vapor from Mercury's innards could have seeped out and frozen.

*Mercury's iron core takes up about 75 percent of the planet's radius. The huge core has more iron in it than any other planet's in the solar system.

*NASA's MESSENGER probe (short for MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging mission), which has been orbiting Mercury since 2011, has beamed back some amazing images of the closest planet to the sun.

*Mercury has the thinnest atmosphere of any planet in the solar system. The planet's atmosphere is so thin that scientists have another name for it: anexosphere.

*Scientists have discovered that Mercury has streams of particles sloughing off its surface. Researchers aren't exactly sure what is responsible for the shapes of the tails, but they think it might have something to do with the planet's magnetosphere and the sun's wind.

*A large part of Mercury could be covered in dried lava. The planet's northern plains appear smooth because lava may have poured over the surface, smoothing it out as it moved.

Planet questions

*What is the planet's temperature?

The planet has an average temperature of 332 degrees Fahrenheit (167 degrees Celsius) The day side of the planet reaches temperatures of up to 801 F (427 degrees C). In contrast, the chilly night side can get as cold as minus 279 F (minus 173 C).

*Can humans live on the planet? If no, why not?

human can't live,because it's closest to the sun and it's so hot.and night side it'll change a minus 173C so human can't live.

*What types of accommodations are on the planet so that humans can live?

Mercury is not a planet that would be easy to survive on but it may not be impossible. It is worth noting that without a space suit you would not survive very long at all, due to a lack of atmosphere. On top of this Mercury has one of the largest changes in temperature in the Solar System. During the day Mercury reaches a staggering 430 degrees Celsius, while at night the temperature plummets to -170 degrees Celsius.

*What types of clothing would humans have to wear to survive?

One idea for survival is to stick to the ‘terminator’, the line where night meets day. Mercury’s slow rotation makes it possible to spend time here, but the region would have a temperature of around -100 degrees Celsius, so it’s still not the most pleasant place to live.

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Attractiveness & Organization

people can't live in mercury.because there doesn't have a water,there is really cold

Attractiveness is nice and looks like moon