Where does Mercury fit into the Solar System and what makes this planet unique?
- Mercury is the smallest planet in our Solar System.
- Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun.
- Mercury has the greatest temperature variation of any planet.
- The surface of Mercury is covered in craters and has barely any atmosphere.
Closest planet to the Sun
Average distance from the Sun 58 million km
Mercury has the greatest temperature variation of any planet
Mercury is full of craters
Brahms crater 96 kilometres across
Mercury barely has any atmosphere- a trillionth the density of Earth's!
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