Mercury By: deonta brown
How Mercury got its name • Like all the planets, Mercury is named after one of the Roman gods, which were based on the gods worshipped by the Ancient Greeks. The Roman god Mercury was the son of Maia Maiestas and Jupiter in Roman mythology, and most of his aspects were based on the Greek god Hermes.
What mercury made of • . Mercury has a large core of liquid metal surrounded by a mantle of silica and a solid outer crust. In the case of Mercury, though, the core accounts for 42% of the planet
Mercury surface • The planet Mercury looks a little bit like Earth's moon. Like our Moon, Mercury’s surface is covered with craters caused by space rock impacts
Size and temperature of mercury • Mercury facing the Sun can reach 700 Kelvin, or 426 degrees Celsius. the side facing away from the Sun – covered in shadow – dips down to 100 Kelvin, or -173 degrees CelsiusMercury's diameter is 4879 km