• Mercury


    • While one year on Mercury is only 88 Earth days, one Mercury day is 176 Earth days.

    • Despite being the closest planet to the sun, Mercury is actually the second hottest planet in our solar system.

    • Mercury doesn’t have any moons :(

    • It is only ⅓ the width of the Earth and only ⅛ its mass.

    • A 100-pound person would weigh 38 pounds on Mercury.

    • Due to Mercury’s strange orbit, at sunrise the sun appears to rise, briefly set, then rise again to travel across the sky. In the same way, at sunset the sun sets, briefly rises, then sets again.

    • Mercury has the most craters of any planet in the solar system.