Mercury Presentation

Mercury Presentation - Trivia about Mercury Mercury facts/trivia Extra slide Mercury video clip

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Unformatted text preview: Trivia about Mercury Mercury facts/trivia Extra slide Mercury video clip http://www.youtube .com/watch?v=JWXo41HkWgE&feature=p • The orbit of Mercury is eccentric, ranging from 46– 70 million kilometers in radius; only Pluto among all planets has a more eccentric orbit. • The slow precession of this orbit around the Sun could not be completely explained by Newtonian Classical Mechanics, and for some time it was thought that another planet (sometimes referred to as Vulcan) might be present in an orbit even closer to the Sun to account for this perturbation. • Einstein's General Theory of Relativity instead provided the explanation for this small discrepancy, however. Mercury’s Orbit Mercury’s Orbit Mercury’s Orbit Terrains •Mercury's cratered surface appears very similar to the Moon. •Mercury's most distinctive surface feature is Caloris Basin, a impact crater. •The planet is marked with scarps, apparently formed billions of years ago as Mercury's core cooled and shrank causing the crust to wrinkle. cooled and shrank causing the crust to wrinkle....
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This note was uploaded on 04/05/2010 for the course BUSINESS D 342 taught by Professor Takei during the Spring '10 term at NC Wesleyan.

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Mercury Presentation - Trivia about Mercury Mercury facts/trivia Extra slide Mercury video clip

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