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Mercury. Nick Allison Mrs. Lower May 21,2012. Craters. Mercury has many craters Mercury has many ray craters Mercury has a crater wider than Texas. The Caloris Basin. Craters. Mercury also has secondary craters and shaded craters. Characteristics. Mercury has many characteristics

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mercury
Mercury

Nick Allison

Mrs. Lower

May 21,2012

craters
Craters
  • Mercury has many craters
  • Mercury has many ray craters
  • Mercury has a crater wider than Texas. The Caloris Basin.
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Craters

Mercury also has secondary craters and shaded craters

characteristics
Characteristics
  • Mercury has many characteristics
  • Smallest planet in our solar system
  • Lots of craters
  • Lots of cliffs
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Characteristics

Mercury is very hot in the daytime.

missions
Missions
  • Mariner 10 was the first to travel to Mercury
  • It flew by Mercury 3 times
  • The Messenger was sent to Mercury on August 4, 2004
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Missions
  • The Messenger landed on Mercury in 2011
made up of
Made up of
  • Mercury has ice deep down in the craters
  • Mercury is very rocky because of its craters
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Made up of

Mercury has a very hard iron core

fun facts
Fun Facts
  • On Earth it would be a 10 foot dunk, but on Mercury it would be a 26 foot dunk.
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Fun Facts

Mercury is 3,032 miles wide. Earth is 7,926 miles wide.

questions
Questions?
  • Is there water in the craters of Mercury?
  • Will people ever visit Mercury?
  • Is it possible to land a spaceship on Mercury?
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