MERCURY is the second densest planet in our solar system.
Mercury is the smallest planet in our solar system. It is slightly larger than Luna, the Earth’s moon.
Mercury has no moons or rings.
Being closest to the sun mercury is not the hottest planet in our solar system. It is Venus.
The Caloris Basin is the largest crater on the surface of Mercury.
Mercury observes intense changes in day and night temperature. During day temperature can rise up to 430 degree Celsius while during night temperature of the planets surface goes around -170 degree Celsius.
The surface of the planet is wrinkled due to the condensation and contraction of iron ore on the planet.
Mercury has molten core. The mass of the planet is just 5 and a half percent that of Earth.
Mercury has just 38% the gravity of Earth which means that the weight on Mercury will be just 38 % of the weight on Earth.
A day on the surface of Mercury lasts 176 Earth days.
A year on Mercury takes 88 Earth days.
From earth, Mercury can only be seen easily during twilight.
Sun’s light reaches the surface of mercury in 3.2 minutes.
Other Details-Radius: 2,440 km Surface area: 74.80 million km² Orbital distance: 57.91 million km Orbital period: 87.97 days Gravity: 3.70 m/s²