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What is the Mercury?



A. Smallest planet in our Solar System.
B. Hottest planet in our Solar System.
C. Clostest planet in our Solar System.
D. All of the Above.

This question is part of Science: Planets Quiz
Asked by Trwhisper, Last updated: Dec 05, 2017

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HerbertDejesus

HerbertDejesus

Answered on Sep 10, 2019

It is the first planet to Sun. And it is one of the hottest because if it. But it is rather small.

It is the first planet to Sun. And it is one of the hottest because if it. But it is rather

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John Adney

John Adney

Answered on Oct 07, 2017

Mercury is defiantly not the hottest, it has no atmosphere so doesn't keep in heat like Venus.

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ajpadua

Ajpadua

Answered on Jan 13, 2017

Should i say the venus is the hotes't planet on oir solar system:

Mercury is the planet that is closest to the sun and therefore gets more direct heat, but even it isn't the hottest. Venusis the second planetfrom the sun and has a temperature that is maintained at 462 degrees Celsius, no matter where you go on the planet. It is the hottest planetin the solar system.

Mercury is closest to the sun, this is true. However, because of its proximity to the sun it lacks an atmosphere. Mercury's gaseous molecules reached escape velocity long ago and the atmosphere was 'burned off' leaving a vacant wasteland of rock with a similar surface to the earth's moon. There is nothing to hold in solar radiation, thus is flies out into space.

Venus is a different story. Its atmosphere is primarily composed of carbon dioxide - the primary green house gas -, which acts like a one-way door. The solar heat enters, but it cannot leave. Thus, an oven is created. This is why Venus has no water. Pictures suggest that Venus once had an aqueous environment, but because of climatic changes and intense heat.... it evaporated.

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered on Oct 28, 2016

All of the Above.
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