THE SUN • Mercury is the closest planet to the sun even though it is only 36 million miles away from it. Did you know that the sun can rise on Mercury twice in 1 day.
Time is ticking especially on Mercury. 1 DAY 1 YEAR • One day on Mercury is almost 3 Earth years.1,408 hours! • While the day seems long the year is short. Only 88 Earth days!
Temperature on Mercury • On the side of Mercury that is facing the sun the temperature of it is 800 degrees f. • The side that isn’t facing the sun is -180 degrees c.
Naming Mercury Mercury got it’s name from the Roman messenger god. They named it that because people think it has the fastest trip around the sun . Mercury is also an element from the periodic table.
10 Amazing Fun Facts about Mercury • The diameter is 3100 m • The mass is 5.5% the size of Earth. • Mercury is m0sty made of iron and the core is made of liquid. • Mercury has no moons. • It’s the smallest planet except for Pluto. • Mercury looks like Earths moon because of all the craters. • The iron core gives its magnetic field. • If you were 10 on Earth you’d be 40 on Mercury . • Its gravity is worth 38% of Earths. • It take 59 days to spin fully from day to night.