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The Spring 2011 issue of The Earth Scientist is focused on modernizing seismology education. Thanks to IRIS, you can download this issue for free as a pdf. Print copies are available in our online store.

Solar System Coloring Book--Mercury

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Size: About 1/3 as wide as the Earth

Number of moons: 0

Temperature: -279°F to 800°F. So REALLY cold or REALLY hot depending on if you're in the shade or not!

Mercury is a ball of rock.

Mercury is the planet closest to the Sun. Its grey surface is covered with craters. It would not be very nice to live on Mercury, because it is either REALLY hot or REALLY cold.

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Sun | Mercury | Venus | Earth | Mars | Asteroids | Jupiter | Saturn | Uranus | Neptune | Pluto | Comets

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