Mercury - Mercury By Dillon Mehrberg History"Mercury was...

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Mercury By Dillon Mehrberg
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History “Mercury was named by the Romans after the fleet-footed messenger god because the planet seemed to move more quickly than any other planet in the solar system”
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Mercury is the closest planet to the sun with a distance of 36 million miles Mercury rotates around the sun in a tight elliptical path ( eccentricity of .2056) It travels 47.87 kilometers per second, which is the fastest movement of all of the planets in our solar system This means one time around the sun is about 88 days
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About the Rock Its surface has craters, steep cliffs, and flat plains, which were created by comets and meteorites All of the lighter materials with lower boiling points have boiled off the surface leaving heavy elements on its surface Its most significant feature is a mountain range that takes up one side of the planet, which was created by a creator the size of France
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About the Rock Mercury’s core is made out of iron and other heavy elements
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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2008 for the course ASTRO 902 taught by Professor Hughaller during the Fall '08 term at University of Michigan.

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