Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun and due to its proximity it is not easily seen except during twilight. For every two orbits of the Sun Mercury completes three rotations about its axis and up until 1965 it was thought that the same side of Mercury constantly faced the Sun. Thirteen times a century Mercury can be observed from Earth passing across the face of the Sun in an event called a transit, the next will occur on the 9th May 2016. This dataset was created using data from the…
Check out our 10 Facts About Mercury #Infographic! http://astronomyisawesome.com/infographics/10-facts-about-mercury/ With #Mercury being the closest planet to the Sun, it’s very difficult to send spacecraft there to visit it, gather information and relay that back to us here on Earth. Nonetheless, we compiled all we know into this awesome infographic!
There are so many interesting facts about the first planet in our solar system! Let’s learn with facts about Mercury for kids! We went through the solar system facts for kids the other day and now it’s time to take a closer look at the centre of it. As a kid I admired this planet...Read More »
The Planet Mercury - Facts and Photos. Mercury - the closest of all planets to the Sun. At first glance Mercury resembles nothing more closely than our own Moon - a barren rocky world strewn with craters. #Mercury is the planet closest to the Sun, but not the hottest. Find out which planet is: http://astronomyisawesome.com/solar-systems/cool-facts-about-mercury/ #astronomy