Mercury facts – Interesting facts about Mercury

Interesting facts about Mercury

Mercury has no plate tectonics.

Mercury is tidally or gravitationally locked with the sun and rotates in a way that in unique in the solar system.

Mercury has very thin atmosphere, made of atoms from the surface of the planet that are blown away by solar winds. Due to high temperatures at mercury, these atoms quickly escape into space and so its atmosphere is constantly being replenished.

Mercury is the closest planet to the sun and it can only be seen at twilight due to its proximity.

Mercury is often called the Morning and Evening star, because it is visible for a brief period of time before sunrise and after sunset.

Any crater which is larger than 250 km in diameter are called as Basin.

The sun’s rays are seven times strong on Mercury than on Earth.

Mercury has weak magnetic field, which is about 1% of the Earth’s magnetic field.

Mercury zips around the sun faster than any other planet in the solar system.

Mercury is one of the five planets that can be seen with naked eye.