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Mission mercury

  1. 1. Researched by Monia, Daija, and Johntrell Team Earth Presents Mission Mercury
  2. 2. Location <ul><li>Mercury is the nearest planet to the Sun. </li></ul><ul><li>It is 36 million miles away from the Sun. </li></ul><ul><li>It is the first inner to planets. </li></ul><ul><li>Your journey will take several months. </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes Mercury goes in front of the Sun. </li></ul><ul><li>This is called a transit, and it happens every few years. </li></ul><ul><li>Soon you are in orbit around Mercury. </li></ul><ul><li>Scraps formed when Mercury was young. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Composition <ul><li>A day on Mercury lasts 176 Earth days. </li></ul><ul><li>Mercury is very heavy, and its outer crusts are light. </li></ul><ul><li>Mercury is a planet that zooms very fast in space. </li></ul><ul><li>A long time ago, people looked up in the sky. </li></ul><ul><li>They saw small, bright object that looked like a star. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Unique Facts <ul><li>Mercury spins like a top in the sky. </li></ul><ul><li>It never stops spinning. </li></ul><ul><li>Nothing can move Mercury from its spot. </li></ul><ul><li>Mercury has no moons. </li></ul><ul><li>Only half of Mercury faces the Sun at a time. </li></ul><ul><li>Mercury is the first planet. </li></ul><ul><li>Mercury has bugs on it. </li></ul><ul><li>There are ants, bees, butterflies, and spiders. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Previous Missions <ul><li>In the century one A.D, the Greek scientist Ptolemy first thought that everything in the universe circled Earth. </li></ul><ul><li>Ptolemy believed that Mercury was just beyond the moon, follow by Venus then the sun, and the other planet and stars. </li></ul><ul><li>Today only one probe has been to Mercury because it spins so fast. </li></ul><ul><li>Mariner 10 reached the planet in 1974. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Conclusion <ul><li>As scientists, we know that you can’t live on Mercury because it gets very hot and cold. </li></ul><ul><li>At night, it is freezing -275 degrees F. In the day time, it is a flaming hot at 840 degrees F. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Robot Exploration <ul><li>Magic Magnificent Mercury Machine has two simple machines: a screw so it can hold the neck and a wheel and axle for the feet. This makes it easy roll around on Mercury. </li></ul><ul><li>This machine will pick up samples, and it can take pictures of Mercury. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Mrs. Stone’s class MONIA, JOHNTRELL, DAIJA
  9. 9. Bibliography <ul><li>Sparrow,Giles. Destination Mercury . 2008. </li></ul><ul><li>Zobel,Derek. Mercury . 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Wimmer,Teresa. Mercury . 2008. </li></ul>

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