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Mercury Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun and the eighth largest In Roman mythology Mercury is the god of commerce travel and thievery The planet probebley got this name because it moves so fast around the sun Another reason is because it is a small quick silver planet Mutch like mercury whos name stands for quick silver It was also given two names by the greeks Apollo for its apparition as a morning star and Hermes as an evening star Even thow the planet had two names the greek astoligers of that time knew it stood for the same body in space Heraclitus a Greek astrologer even believed that Mercury and Venus orbit the Sun not the Earth Because it was believed at that time that most of the planets in our solar system revolved around the earth Mercury has been visited by only one spacecraft Mariner 10 in 1974 Because it was so close to the sun it could only map out 45 of the serfice of mercury and the picture quality wasent the greatest The orbit that mercury has around the sun is a radious of around 46 million km This one reason it gose s fast around the sun Until 1962 it was thought that Mercurys day was the same length as its year so as to keep that same face to the Sun much as the Moon does to the Earth But in 1965 doppler radair found that this was not true They found that the planet rotates twice during two of its so called years Mercury is the only planet in the solar system known to have an orbitalrotational of 1 to 1 Temperature variations on Mercury are the most crazy in the solar system ranging from 90 K to 700 K The temperature on Venus is slightly hotter but very stable Mercury is in many ways a lot like to the Moon its
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