09 October 2012

Mercury - the closest planet to the sun

Mercury is the closest planet to the sun. As such, it circles the sun faster than all the other planets.

Number of Moons: 0
Rings: No
Time it takes light to reach Mercury from the Sun:
3 min 16 sec
Mass: 3.3010 x 1023 kg
Diameter: 4,878 km
Density: 5,400 kg/m3
Length of Day:
58.65 Earth Days
Length of Year:
87.97 Earth Days


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