Mercury-The Small Planet

By Jasper and Dayton

Description of Mercury

Mercury is the closest planet to the sun. Therefore, the temperature on Mercury is very hot. Mercury is covered in craters like our moon. It has no moons of it's own.

Size of Mercury

Mercury is the smallest rock planet. The size of mercury is 4,900 km. Mercury is two fifths of the size of Earth in diameter.

Mercury has very little atmosphere.

Orbit and Rotation of Mercury

Mercury rotates very slowly. A day on Mercury lasts 59 Earth days. However, it orbits around the sun fast. A year on Mercury is the same as 88 days on Earth.
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