Today apart from computer and technology we are going to discuss about Planet Mercury
Mercury is the smallest planet in the Solar System and the closest to the Sun. The shortest of all the Sun’s planets
It is named after the Roman god Mercurius
- Equator circumference: 15,329km
- Radius: 2,440km
- Average distance from Sun: 58 million km
- Surface temperature: -180°C to 430°C
- Day length: 175.94 Earth days
- Year length: 88 Earth days
- Average orbital speed: 170,500km/h (47km/s)
- Moons: 0
- Planet type: terrestrial
- Mass: 3.285 × 10^23 kg
- Surface: 74.8 million km²
How hot is Mercury?
Mercury’s sun-facing side is scorched by temperatures of around 430°C, hot enough to melt lead.
How long is a day on Mercury?
Days on Mercury are very long because the planet rotates very slowly. One day-long spin lasts for 59 Earth days. But because of its fast orbit, one Mercury year takes 88 Earth days. This means that two years on Mercury lasts for only three days.
Who discovered Mercury?
Mercury is one of the five classical planets visible with the naked eye and is named after the swift-footed Roman messenger god. It is not known exactly when the planet was first discovered – although it was first observed through telescopes in the seventeenth century by astronomers Galileo Galilei and Thomas Harriot.
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