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The Inner Solar System: Mercury

13 minutes

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Examines Mercury, the closest planet to the Sun. Uses photography from the Mariner fly-bys and animation to show the planet's surface features. Describes its characteristics, length of day vs. length of year, its two sunrises, and its orbit. Time-lapse images record Mercury passing across the Sun, an event that occurs only 13 times a century!

Media Details

Runtime: 13 minutes

The Inner Solar System
Season 0 / Ep 1
13 minutes
Grade Level: 6 - 12
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