Mercury is a planet in our solar system with the following traits:
Size: 3,031 miles wide (4,878 km)
Location in Solar System: 1st planet from the sun
Distance from Sun: 36 million miles (58 million km)
Year (length of revolution around sun): 88 earth days (shortest in solar system)
Day (length of rotation): 59 days (earth time)
Landscape: Pocked with craters like the moon, because there is no atmosphere to burn up meteors. It has daytime temperatures of 800°F (400° C) and nighttime temperatures of -300°F (-185° C).
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