Mercury Planet Research Paper

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BIO 169 Alien Semester Paper Earth has always been known as the only habitable planet in our solar system, until now. A recent exploration has discovered a new alien lifeform on the planet Mercury. To give a better understanding of how amazing this new discovery is, I will explain the genetic makeup of humans living on Earth and the genetic makeup of the alien living on Mercury. First, this paper will explore the living conditions of each planet. Next, I will compare five organ systems found in both humans and the alien, the integumentary system, reproduction system, respiratory system, digestive system, and the skeleton system. Lastly, I will explain two unique systems in the alien, not found in humans. There is still a lot more research needed, but what has been…show more content…
The inner core is about 759 miles in radius and is composed of iron and nickel metals. The average temperature of the inner core is 9,800 degrees Fahrenheit. The outer core is 1,400 miles thick and is made of iron and nickel fluids. The mantle is the thickest layer. Is composed of a hot, viscous mixture of molten rock that measures 1,800 miles thick. The outermost layer is the Earth’s crust. On average land, the crust runs about 19 miles deep, but only extends 3 miles from the sea floor to the top of the mantle. Mercury is the planet closest to the sun. Like Earth, Mercury is a terrestrial planet. Mercury’s surface is full of ridges, cliffs, and terrains covered in craters. The planet’s surface contains large amounts of potassium and sulfur. The crust measures 300 to 400 miles in thickness and is made up of silicate rock. Beneath the crust is the mantle which measures 400 miles in thickness. The mantle is also composed of silicate rock. Mercury’s core makes up 75% of the planet and is composed partly of liquid iron. There is no vegetation or plant life on the entire

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