Planetary Profile: Mercury

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Can you name the facts about Mercury?

Updated Jul 31, 2014

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Greek name
A) Ares B) Hermes C) Diana D) Osiris
Demonym
A) Mercurian B) Hermatian C) Mercucian D) Mercurious
Number from the Sun
A) 45th B) 2nd C) 9th D) 1st
Type of planet
A) Asteroidical B) Terrestrial C) Gaseous D) Lunar
Year of first flyby by a probe
A) 1896 B) 1960 C) 2004 D) 1974
Name of orbiting research satellite
A) Voyager B) Monitor C) Messenger D) Viking
Approximate mass ratio compared to Earth?
A) 1.5 B) .5 C) .1 D) .05
Number of naturally orbiting satellites
A) 1 B) 2 C) 0 D) 16
Largest crater
A) Caloris Basin B) Raphael Crater C) Monet Basin D) The Big Hole
Most abundant element
A) Flerovium B) Oxygen C) Carbon D) Silicon

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