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Mercury has a very tenuous and highly variable atmosphere (surface-bound exosphere) ... had been contentious before 1974, although by that time a consensus had formed that Mercury, like the Moon, lacked any substantial atmosphere.

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Oct 17, 2016 ... The solar wind blasts the closest planet to the sun, leaving it with the thinnest atmosphere of all the planets.

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Aug 11, 2010 ... Mercury's thin atmosphere contains hydrogen, helium, and oxygen. It also has smaller amounts of sodium, potassium, calcium, and magnesium ...

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Dec 10, 2014 ... Asked by Lana Freedman. Mercury's atmosphere is incredibly thin. With a mass of about 5.5 per cent that of the Earth this planet has a far ...

www.universetoday.com/22088/atmosphere-of-mercury

Mar 12, 2012 ... [/caption] When you look at an image of Mercury, it looks like a dry, airless world. But you might be surprised to know that Mercury does have an ...

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Instead of an atmosphere, Mercury possesses a thin exosphere made up of atoms blasted off the surface by the solar wind and striking micrometeoroids.

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Mar 30, 2011 ... The surface of Mercury looks much like Earth's moon. It has a lot of impact craters . Mercury has almost no atmosphere. Because it is so close to ...

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Mercury is the closest planet in the solar system to the sun, and since Pluto is no longer ... 1 Geological Traits of Saturn; 2 What Does Neptune Look Like Inside? ... Compared to Earth's atmosphere, that of Mercury is thin enough to be almost ...

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Discussion of what passes for the atmosphere of Mercury. ... from the Sun, and that's what the Sun is made of, and as you will see hydrogen escapes more easily ...