What is Mercury made of?

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According to NASA, Mercury is considered a terrestrial planet, meaning it has a core, mantle and crust, much like Earth. Mercury's atmosphere contains oxygen, sodium, hydrogen, helium and potassium.

Mercury is the smallest planet in the solar system, and it's also the closest to the sun. This terrestrial planet is one of three in that category; Earth and Mars are also terrestrial. Its surface is rocky and cratered and is said to resemble Earth's moon. Because Mercury is so close to the sun, its orbit path is smaller than most, and it takes only 88 Earth days for this terrestrial planet to make a full trip around the sun.

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The planet Mercury consist of mainly metallic materials. It is over 70% metal. The core is made up of mostly iron. That makes it very dense.
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Although its core is likely almost all iron, the thin crust of Mercury apparently retains a high level of silicates. With almost no atmosphere, the planet retains the scars and craters
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Zinc is most commonly used as a form of electrical power, like copper. In a process called galvanizing Zinc can be used as a protective coating for iron rods.
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Mercury has a large iron core. Astronomers estimate that the rest of Mercury is composed of heavy metals and sillicates.
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