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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercury_(planet)

Mercury is the smallest and innermost planet in the Solar System. Its orbital period around the .... One distinctive feature of Mercury's surface is the presence of numerous .... The origin of the ice on Mercury is not yet known, but the two most likely .... whenever Mercury was best placed for observation, it was always nearly at ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_geological_features_on_Mercury

List of geological features on Mercury is an itemization of mountains, valleys, craters and other ... plains are called planitiae, and most are named after mythological names associated with Mercury; escarpments are called rupes and are named after the ships of famous explorers; long, narrow depressions are called fossae ...

space-facts.com/mercury

Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun and due to its proximity it is not easily seen except ... Most Mercurian craters are named after famous writers and artists.

airandspace.si.edu/exhibitions/exploring-the-planets/online/solar-system/mercury/surface.cfm

Learn about the surface features of Mercury. ... Craters on Mercury are named after famous artists, authors, and musicians.) Image courtesy of NASA/Johns ...

www.space.com/36-mercury-the-suns-closest-planetary-neighbor.html

Oct 13, 2017 ... Mercury is the smallest planet in our solar system and is known for its ... a temperature swing of more than 1,100 degrees F (600 degree C), the greatest in the solar system. ... as well as Mercury's "Great Valley," which at about 620 miles long, ... One 2016 study suggested that Mercury's surface features can ...

www.windows2universe.org/mercury/Interior_Surface/Surface/surf_feat.html

The surface of Mercury has numerous interesting features, including a variety of ... Several features are named after famous astonomers and observatories. ... It's interesting to note that one side of the planet seems to be more heavily cratered ...

www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/5-8/features/nasa-knows/what-is-planet-mercury-58.html

The planet Mercury was known by ancient people thousands of years ago. It has no moons. ... It would take more than 18 Mercurys to be as big as Earth. If you could weigh ..... Microgravity can be experienced in other ways, as well. "Micro-" means .... One of Jupiter's most famous features is the Great Red Spot. It is a giant ...

theplanets.org/mercury

For every 2 orbits of the Sun, which takes around 88 Earth days, Mercury completes three .... Most of the Mercurian craters are named after famous writers and artists. ... The third of the surface features tells us something of great interest as well.

www.nationalgeographic.com/science/space/solar-system/mercury

Learn more about the first planet in our solar system from National Geographic. ... which at approximately 1525 km (948 mi) across, is the largest known crater in the ... and 8 More Can't-Miss Sky Events in October · Week's Best Space Pictures: ... The Caloris Basin, one of the largest features on Mercury, is about 800 miles ...