Mercury and Earth

Mykel Brown

Mercury

MERCURY is small and much closer to the sun. MERCURY’S rotation axis does not tilt as much as EARTH, the planet doesn't have seasons in the same way as we do on EARTH. MERCURY got it’s name after Roman deities. In Roman mythology, MERCURY is the god of commerce, travel, and thievery. For the next few nights, MERCURY will be a tiny speck just below Venus. It is closest to Venus on July 20, slightly less than two degrees away, but will also be very close one night earlier or later.


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Earth

EARTH is the only planet whose English name does not derive from Greek/Roman mythology. The name derives from old English and Germanic. The Earth is the densest major body in the solar system. 71 percent of the Earth is covered with water.Earth is the third planet from the Sun and the fifth largest. The Earth is divided into several layers which have distinct chemical and seismic properties: Crust, Upper Mantle, Transition Region, Lower Mantle, D Layer, Outer Core, and the Inner Core.



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Earth And Mercury

Earth And Mercury are both Inner Planets. They both have large iron-based cores. As we all know Earth And Mercury both belong to our solar system. They also both orbit the sun and belong to our solar planet. Additionally, Mercury, much like Earth, has a very rocky surface.