What Is Mercury Atmosphere Made of?


Mercury looks like a hot rock ball. It has a very thin atmosphere made out of sodium, oxygen, helium, potassium and hydrogen. The atmosphere is so thin that it cannot evenly distribute the heat so there is no constant temperature on Mercury at any given time.
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42% Molecular oxygen. 29.0% sodium. 22.0% hydrogen. 6.0% helium. 0.5% potassium. Trace amounts of argon, nitrogen, carbon dioxide, water vapor, xenon, krypton, & neon.
Identification Mercury has an extremely thin and unsteady atmosphere. Observations from Earth and from NASA's Mariner 10 spacecraft have detected calcium, helium, hydrogen, oxygen
Nitrogen forms roughly 78-80 percent of our air.
Iron. The density of Mercury is higher than would be expected given its size relative to Earth. Scientists theorize a comparatively large liquid iron core about 1800 km in radius.
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The atmosphere of Mercury consists of small amounts of helium, hydrogen, oxygen and sodium. It is very thin.
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