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Fun Planet Facts for Kids

Check out our cool range of planet facts for kids. Enjoy amazing trivia and have fun learning about the planets found in our Solar System.


Interesting facts about MercuryMercury Facts for Kids

Mercury is a small planet which orbits closer to the sun than any other planet in our solar system. As well as being very hot, it features a barren, crater covered surface which looks similar to Earth's moon.

 


  • The surface of Mercury is very similar to our moon. It has a very barren, rocky surface covered with many craters.
  • Being so close to the Sun, the daytime temperature on Mercury is scorching - reaching over 400 Degrees Celsius.
  • At night however, without an atmosphere to hold the heat in, the temperatures plummet, dropping to -180 Degrees Celsius.
  • Mercury has a very low surface gravity.
  • Mercury has no atmosphere which means there is no wind or weather to speak of.
  • There is also no water on the surface of Mercury, it is possible however that there could be water underneath the surface.
  • Likewise, there is no air on the surface but it could be trapped underneath.

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