There are many planets out in the universe, and Mercury is the plant I’m going to tell you about.
Mercury’s orbit takes 59 earth days to rotate a year, and it takes 88 earth days to orbit around the sun. Mercury is the fastest planet to ever orbit the sun!
Mercury’s surface is much like the moon. It reflects 6% of sunlight. When the sun rises around Mercury, it can get about 215 degrees, and when the sun is not facing Mercury it can get about 206 degrees below zero.
Mercury doesn’t have enough atmosphere to stop an asteroid which creates craters in the surface. They can be very deep or very shallow. Mercury is very barren and almost airless.
Mercury is a very strange planet. It resembles the moon. We don’t know much about the planet, but it’s worth the research.
World book Encyclopedia
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