"Mercury - the closest planet to the Sun
The Planet Mercury
The Planet Mercury, number 1 in a set of 9 prints featuring the planets of our Solar System. Mercury is the first planet from the sun and smallest planet in the Milky Way Solar System. Mercury orbits the Sun once every 87.969 Earth days. Surface temperatures range from about 90 to 700 K (−183 °C to 427 °C). The English name for the planet comes from the Romans, who named it after the Roman god Mercury. The earliest known recorded observations of Mercury are from the Mul.Apin tablets. These observations were most likely made by an Assyrian astronomer around the 14th century BC.
The Historical Transit of Mercury on November 8,2006. Please note that sunspot #923, which is just below the equator at the left-hand side, is much bigger than Mercury is. You can also see two more sunspots at the right-hand side at the equator. You can see Mercury as a small black dot in the lower middle of the solar disk. The picture was taken with a white filter
Atomic Weight 200.59
Density 13.534 g/cm3
Melting Point -38.83 °C
Boiling Point 356.73 °C
Full technical data
Mercury is the only metal element liquid at room temperature. It would be great fun to play with if it weren't so poisonous. This pool was shaped by carefully bending the black-painted foil it was resting on.
Scroll down to see examples of Mercury.
Mercury is the innermost of the eight planets in the Solar System. It is also the smallest, and its orbit has the highest eccentricity of the eight.[a] It orbits the Sun once in about 88 Earth days, completing three rotations about its axis for every two orbits. Mercury has the smallest axial tilt of the Solar System planets. The perihelion of Mercury's orbit precesses around the Sun at an excess of 43 arcseconds per century beyond what is predicted by Newtonian mechanics, a phenomenon that was explained in the 20th century by Albert Einstein's General Theory of Relativity. The planet is named after the Roman messenger to the gods.
Mercury and Venus each make appearances both as a morning star and an evening star (because they are inferior planets), but Mercury is much more difficult to see. At its brightest, Mercury is technically a very bright object when viewed from Earth, but it is not easily seen in practice because of its proximity in the sky to the Sun."^ ^;...
Monday, 11:32 AM
At: 38 Unit, PHILIPPINES
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Monday, 11:51 AM
At: 38 Unit, PHILIPPINES