The Planet Mercury Quiz

Answer these questions about the closest planet to the sun!
*From Earth
**Basin = crater larger than 250 km in diameter
Quiz by burntfrost
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Last updated: May 9, 2014
First submittedMay 9, 2014
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Size-wise, Mercury is the ________ planet in the solar system
smallest
Mercury orbits the sun in __ Earth days
88
Spacecraft* which have visited Mercury
Mariner 10
MESSENGER
Number of moons
0
Mercury is smaller than this Jovian moon...
Ganymede
...and this Saturnian moon
Titan
Largest basins**
Caloris
Rembrandt
Beethoven
Mercury has the most _________ orbit of all the planets
eccentric
First astronomer to observe Mercury using a telescope
Galileo
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Level 78
Jun 19, 2014
Tough quiz...7/12. I knew Mariner 10 but kept trying Pioneer 10 instead.