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Mercury.

Author: Heather Moore Niver; Meredith Day
Publisher: Chicago, IL : Britannica Educational Publishing, 2017.
Series: Planetary exploration.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Mercury, the smallest and densest planet in the solar system, was first observed at least five thousand years ago, but its proximity to the sun makes it difficult for scientists to study. This appealing resource illuminates Mercury for young readers with satellite images, helpful diagrams, and vocabulary boxes. Topics covered include Mercury's formation, surface, atmosphere, orbit, and rotation, as well as Mariner  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Moore Niver, Heather.
Mercury.
Chicago, IL : Britannica Educational Publishing, ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Heather Moore Niver; Meredith Day
ISBN: 9781508103677 1508103674
OCLC Number: 966545435
Description: 1 online resource (34 pages).
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Meet a Morning Star; Take a Look At Mercury; Rockin' Planets; How Mercury Was Made; How Mercury Shrank; No Atmosphere: Explore The Exosphere; Mercury's Unusual Orbit and Spin; Discovering Mercury; Mariner 10; Messenger to Mercury; Learning More About Mercury; Glossary; For More Information; Index; Back Cover.
Series Title: Planetary exploration.

Abstract:

Mercury, the smallest and densest planet in the solar system, was first observed at least five thousand years ago, but its proximity to the sun makes it difficult for scientists to study. This appealing resource illuminates Mercury for young readers with satellite images, helpful diagrams, and vocabulary boxes. Topics covered include Mercury's formation, surface, atmosphere, orbit, and rotation, as well as Mariner 10 and Messenger, the unmanned spacecraft that have flown by Mercury and provided more insight into the planet's features.

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