Mercury Planet Research Paper

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Mercury is a rocky planet and is the closest celestial body to the sun in our solar system. The planet is covered in many craters, boulders and pulverized dust. The planet lacks an atmosphere to help dictate temperature changes throughout a day, so the planet can experience many temperature swings multiple times per day. After a number of observations, it has been inferred that the planet has been geologically inactive for billions of years. There are no signs of dust storms, clouds, rivers, or any other aspects of weather upon Mercury. We discovered this thirty-five years after the first probe was sent to observe Mercury, since we got better higher resolution images than from the original probe. However, the first probe did help us …show more content…
The atmosphere of Venus is composed of mainly of carbon dioxide and some nitrogen, though there are trace amounts of other compounds and elements within it's atmosphere such as carbon monoxide, argon, neon, and helium. This combination of elements and compounds makes the atmospheric pressure of Venus more than ninety times heavier than the Earth's. The clouds upon Venus reflect so much of the sun's light that is impossible for human's to view it's surface. This is due to the high amounts of sulphuric acid clouds in it's atmosphere. Along with that, Venus is one of the hottest planets within our solar system, despite the fact that it is much farther from the sun than Mercury. It is thought the planet once had a climate similar to Earth's, but the increase in greenhouse gases permanently affected the …show more content…
The names of the moons are Phobos and Deimos; they were named for the two sons of the Greek god Ares and the Greek goddess Aphrodite. The two moons are actually little more than large rocks that happened to get caught in the gravitational pull of Mars, and are no more than a few tens of kilometres across. Out of the two moons, Phobos is the larger rock, being about twenty-eight kilometres long and twenty kilometres wide. Phobos also has a large crater on it called Stickney as well. Deimos is only about sixteen kilometres long and ten kilometres wide, so it is significantly smaller that Phobos. The two moons are not very reflective, and reflect no more than six percent of the light that hits

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