Mercury is the smallest planet in our solar system.
Distance from the Sun
It is the closet planet to the sun. It is 36 million miles from the sun
What are days like on Mercury?
One day on Mercury is equal to 59 Earth days. A year on Mercury is equal to 88 Earth days.
Surface of Mercury
Mercury is a rocky planet with a cratered surface. Mercury has no rings.
How Many Moons does Mercury Have?
Evidence of Life
No evidence of life has been found on Mercury. Temperatures are 400 degrees Fahrenheit during the day and -290 degrees Fahrenheit at night.
Visits to Mercury
The United States have had two successful spacecrafts visit Mercury.
· Mercury may have been hit by a huge asteroid which created a crater the size of Texas.
· Scientists think that there is ice in Mercury’s craters.
· Mercury’s atmosphere is very thin so it is impossible to breathe there.