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What Is the Planet Mercury?

What Is the Planet Mercury?

Mercury is the planet nearest the sun. It has a diameter of 3,032 miles (4,879 kilometers), about two-fifths of Earth's diameter. Mercury orbits the sun at an average distance of about 36 million miles (58 million kilometers), compared with about 93 million miles (150 million kilometers) for Earth. 

This site provides information about the planet, Mercury, and has links to other resources.

 

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