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Planet's Geography | What Has Been Discovered on Mercury?

Mercury is the smallest planet in the Solar System and the closest to the Sun. Its orbit around the Sun takes 87.97 Earth days, the shortest of all the Sun's planets.

A scorching-hot planet exposed to powerful rays of the close Sun. A forbidding world packed with lethal contrasts… A lifeless sphere bearing marks of destructive explosions… A mysterious celestial body still harbouring a great many secrets… This is Mercury – the planet lying closest to the Sun in our system.

Let’s find out more about it.

00:00 | Intro

00:43 | Studying Mercury

03:08 | Mariner 10 and Messenger

04:23 | Mercury's orbit

05:15 | Caloris Planitia (map of Mercury)

07:22 | Borealis Planitia (map of Mercury)

08:45 | Rachmaninoff crater (map of Mercury)

09:45 | Enterprise Rupes (map of Mercury)

10:33 | Rembrandt crater (map of Mercury)

11:45 | BepiColombo

12:28 | Ending

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