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Mercury

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  1. Mercury By: P.J. Dalton, Lindsey Wilkinson, Max Mellon

  2. Basics • Tilt- 0 degrees • Length of day- 58.65 Earth days • Length of year- .24 years • Sun distance- Minimum: 28.6 million mi Maximum: 43.4 million mi • Average surface temp: 440Kperatures- Ranges from -300oF to 800oF

  3. Basics • Mass- 0.33x10^24 kilograms (0.06 x Earths) • Density- 5,427 kg/m^3 ( Earths 5.52 g/cm³) • Composition- 42% Molecular oxygen • 29.0% sodium • 22.0% hydrogen • 6.0% helium • 0.5% potassium

  4. Atmosphere? • Yes! • Composed Of: Carbon dioxide 95.32% Nitrogen 2.7% Argon 1.6% Oxygen 0.13% Carbon monoxide 0.07% Water vapor 0.03% Nitric oxide .0013% • Mercury does not have rings.

  5. Surface features • Is solid and also has its own atmosphere • 3 major types. 1. Colaris Basin 2. Hills of Mercury 3. Large Faults Mercury has no moons!

  6. Exploration of mercury • As of 2011, the Mariner 10 and MESSENGER missions have been the only missions that have made close observations of Mercury. MESSENGER made a flyby of Mercury on 14 January 2008, to further investigate the observations made by Mariner 10 in 1975.

  7. Work cited • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercury_(planet) • http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/profile.cfm?Object=Mercury • http://www.kidsastronomy.com/mercury.htm • http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0769141.html • http://www.momscleanairforce.org/mercury/?gclid=CLH2gpDt4LYCFUHe4AodmTgAFQ