In honour of this week’s exciting cosmic event, we’re devoting every day to one of the four planets that we’ll be able to see in the night sky! Let’s explore the planet Mercury! You’ll be able to get a sense of the planet by watching this short video:
Here are some of the facts about the planet Mercury:
1) The Planet Mercury is the closest planet to our sun and is the smallest planet in the solar system.
2) It is named after a roman god.
3) Mercury has no moons.
4) Mercury is the fastest moving planet in our Solar System.
5) The plant and animal life of the Earth could not live on Mercury because of the lack of oxygen and the intense heat.
If you’d like to learn more about Mercury and the wonders it has to offer, check out some of these great resources:
If you’d like to learn about all the planets, stars, and wonders of our universe, check out Andy Camper’s fun outdoor activities for kids that have everything to do with The Night Sky!
What do you think about Mercury? Pretty cool, huh?
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