Mercury facts – Interesting facts about Mercury

Mercury facts for kids

Mercury may have had volcanoes. The smooth northern plains are explained because of lave poured over the surface which have smoothened it out.

Mercury was known since the Sumerian time that is roughly 5,000 years ago.

Mercury is having water ice in the craters around its north pole.

Mercury has the smallest axial tilt of any planet in the solar system, about 1/30 degree.

Mercury is smaller than the Ganymede and Titan.

Mercury’s surface is lot like our Moon with smooth plains and endless craters.

Mercury’s atmosphere is mostly made of oxygen, potassium, sodium, and helium.

It takes about 6 years to travel from Earth to Mercury.

Mercury is 57 million miles away from Earth.

The element mercury was named after the planet Mercury.