Mercury
The Planet Itself    Closest to the sun, though not the hottest,    Mercury is quite a different planet from    most.
The Planet Itself
Craters and Mountains       Mercury is an easy target for       meteoroids and comets       to crash onto, hence it has   ...
Talking Time Since mercury rotates      very slowly, time on Mercury is “just   a little bit twisted.”
What Astronomers    ThoughtAstronomers believed that on thepoles of Mercury there waswater ice due to comets.
Missions to Mercury Before 2011, only one space craft - Mariner 10- had ever visited Mercury.
MESSENGER to       MercuryInMarch 2011, MESSENGERwas sent to Mercury, many days sendingback pictures.
Planet Mercury
Planet Mercury
Planet Mercury
Planet Mercury
Planet Mercury
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Planet Mercury

  1. 1. Mercury
  2. 2. The Planet Itself Closest to the sun, though not the hottest, Mercury is quite a different planet from most.
  3. 3. The Planet Itself
  4. 4. Craters and Mountains Mercury is an easy target for meteoroids and comets to crash onto, hence it has thousands of huge craters.
  5. 5. Talking Time Since mercury rotates very slowly, time on Mercury is “just a little bit twisted.”
  6. 6. What Astronomers ThoughtAstronomers believed that on thepoles of Mercury there waswater ice due to comets.
  7. 7. Missions to Mercury Before 2011, only one space craft - Mariner 10- had ever visited Mercury.
  8. 8. MESSENGER to MercuryInMarch 2011, MESSENGERwas sent to Mercury, many days sendingback pictures.

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