Mercury

The planet closest to the sun

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Facts

1.Mercury is 2,440 km in radius

2.It is 57,910,000 km from the sun

3.One rotation is 58d 15h and 30 min

4.One year is 88 days

5.0 moons

6.Mercury is made of iron

7.Mercury is named after the Roman messenger

8.It takes 40-147 days to get there

Comparison

Mercury when compared to Earth


Earth:

Mostly made of molten lava or iron

Can support life

Does have a day and night cycle

Much bigger than Mercury

Atmosphere is a mixture of Nitrogen,Oxygen and other gases


Mercury:

Made of iron

Cannot support life

Does have a day and night cycle

Much smaller than earth

Mercury's atmosphere has small amounts of Hydrogen, Helium and oxygen


For Mercury to contain life, it would need:

Oxygen

Water

A lower temperature

Plant life to produce oxygen

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