Mercury

Mercury

Mercury is the smallest planet in our solar system.

It is the closest planet to the sun.

One day on Mercury (the time taken to rotate on its axis) = 59 Earth days.

One year on Mercury ( the time taken to go round the sun) = 88 Earth days.

So on Mercury one year is 1.5 days.

Day temperature (when Mercury faces the sun) is 430�C.

Night temperature (when Mercury faces away from the sun) is -180�C.

 






Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2015). Mercury. Available: http://www.naturalhistoryonthenet.com/Astronomy/mercury.htm. Last accessed Wednesday, July 20, 2016

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