Mercury is closes to the sun, so that is why is does not take that long it takes 88 days to orbit the Sun.
Also it takes 1407.5 hour to make one rotation.
Mercury's atmosphere contains small amounts of hydrogen, helium, and oxygen. It has even tinier amounts of sodium, potassium, calcium, and magnesium.
The degrees on mercury is 800 degrees Fahrenheit (430 degrees Celsius). But at nighttime i drops to -280 degrees and -180 Celsius.
This is Mercury from the hubble telescope.
There are 2 spacecrafts that have visited Mercury so far, the first spacecraft is called Marinar 10. In 1974 and 1975, Mariner 10 flew by Mercury three times and mapped most on it.
Spacecraft Mariner 10
The second Spacecraft
The second is called Messenger it orbited mercury in 2011,
and mapped all of Mercurys surface. It was done mapping in 2013, Another one was lauched in 2015 and set it enter its orbit in 2022
Other interesting facts
Mercury does not have any moons or rings.
Your weight on Mercury would be 38% of your weight on Earth.
A day on the surface of Mercury lasts 176 Earth days.
A year on Mercury takes 88 Earth days.
Why I Choose this planet
I choose this planet becuse I did the same planet as last year and I think it is special because it is the small pest planet out of the solar system
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