03. Mercury (Apārangi): time flies

Did you know?

  • <p>Mercury (Apārangi) has wrinkles! Because of the cooling and contraction of the iron core of the planet, the surface is creased and crinkled.</p>
  • <p>One year on Mercury is only 88 Earth days long!<br><br>Even though it’s the closest planet to the Sun, Mercury is not the warmest. In fact, Mercury can be one of the coldest.</p>

How do astronauts brush their teeth?

  • Chris Hadfield Brushes his Teeth in Space

Mercury images by MESSENGER

  • MESSENGER Takes First Picture While in Mercury's Orbit

Space joke.

Q: Why did Venus have to get an air conditioner?
A: Because Mercury moved in.