> In ancient
China, Mercury was known as Ch'en-Hsing, the Hour Star. It was
associated with the direction north and the phase of water in
the Wu Xing.
> The god Odin (or Woden) of
Germanic paganism was associated with the planet Mercury and the
name Wednesday was derived from Woden's day.
1974, the first visit to Mercury was made by the Mariner 10
is the only planet whose orbit is coplanar with its equator.
can only be seen early morning and in twilight.
is denser than any other planet in the solar system, except
takes 59 days to make a rotation, but only 88 days to circle the
are no moons on mercury
is the innermost and smallest planet in the solar system. It
appears as a bright star from Earth.
is only smaller than mercury of the nine planets in our solar
planet mercury travels at almost 50 km/s (31 miles/s), which is
faster than any other planets.
> If you
weigh 100 kg on the Earth, you would weigh 38 kg on mercury.
> If you
spent one day on mercury, from certain spots then you would be
able to see 2 sunrises and 2 sunsets.
year on mercury is about 88 days. So if you were 10 years old on
earth then your age would be 41 and half years old in mercury
mythology used the name Budha for Mercury.