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What is the planet Mercury like?

Question asked by: knowitall

Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun in our solar system.

This means that, unsurprisingly, it is both very hot when in view of the sun and also zapped by much radiation that would make life on the planet surely not possible!

It is not the smallest planet due to the discovery of Pluto, but is still very small.

It also orbits very quickly and the name Mercury pays homage to this fact.

We don't know an awful lot about the planet and it is hard to study, though the ball of rock is fried by the sun and is very hot during its day and freezing cold during its night time.

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