Outline of Mercury (planet)

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The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Mercury:

Mercury – smallest and innermost planet in the Solar System. Its orbital period (about 88 Earth days) is less than any other planet in the Solar System. Seen from Earth, it appears to move around its orbit in about 116 days. It has no known natural satellites. It is named after the Roman deity Mercury, the messenger to the gods.

Classification of Mercury

Location of Mercury

Movement of Mercury

Features of Mercury

Natural satellites of Mercury

History of Mercury

History of Mercury

Exploration of Mercury

Exploration of Mercury

Flyby missions to explore Mercury

Direct missions to explore Mercury

Future of Mercury exploration

Proposed missions to explore Mercury

Mercury in popular culture

See also


External links

  • Mariner 10 Atlas of Mercury – NASA
  • Mercury nomenclature and map with feature names from the USGS planetary nomenclature page
  • MESSENGER Mission web site
  • Mercury QuickMap from MESSENGER web site
  • SolarViews.com – Mercury
  • Astronomy Cast: Mercury
  • Geody Mercury World's search engine that supports NASA World Wind, Celestia, and other applications.
  • A Day On Mercury flash animation
  • Mercury articles in Planetary Science Research Discoveries
  • 'BepiColombo', ESA's Mercury Mission 5 June 2013
  • Bauer, Amanda; Merrifield, Michael (2009). "Mercury". Sixty Symbols. Brady Haran for the University of Nottingham. 
  • NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day: MESSENGER Satellite's False Color Mercury Globe Spin (12 June 2013)
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