Mercury By: Miranda Albany
Mercury’s history on its name Mercury’s name is originated from a roman god like most of the planets. The roman gods son was the god of Maia Maiestas.
Mercury’s Discovery Galileo discovered Mercury. It was discovered in the 17th century using Galileo’s telescope. Galileo wasn’t looking for Mercury he was looking for other planets and happen to find it.
Mercury’s Measurements Mass- 5% of the earth Volume- 60,827,208,742 km3 Density- 7.6 g/cm3 Sink or float- Sink because its denser than water Gravity- 3.7 m/s2
Mercury's Atmosphere THERE IS NO ATMOSPHERE ON MERCURY
Mercury’s Distances Order from the sun- First Distance from the sun- 57 Million km, 36 Million miles Distance from the Earth- 48 Million miles
Mercury’s Orbit and Rotation Orbit of the sun- 87.969 days Rotation on its axis- 58.646 days
Mercury’s Temperature changes Mercury’s temperature varies from 800 degrees fahrenheit to -300 degrees fahrenheit
Mercury’s Appearance Rocky or Gas giant- Rocky Internal composition- Terrestrial planet Description- A orangy planet with a very rocky surface and is the closest planet to the sun.
Mercury’s Rings MERCURY HAS NO RINGS
Mercury’s water There is no water on Mercury because the temperature gets so hot and so cold the water there would either freeze or boil.
Mercury’s weather Hottest temperature on Mercury- 800 degrees fahrenheit Coldest temperature on Mercury- -300 degress fahrenheit
Mercury’s Moons MERCURY HAS NO MOONS
Mercury’s life facts If a human tried to live on Mercury they would either burn to death or freeze to death and there is no water or an atmosphere to keep it under control.