Mercury Surface

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The surface of Mercury really isn 't much to look at. It 's a rather dull grey in color, and is quite cratered. Along with the craters and dull color, there are boulders on Mercury. These boulders are most likely remnants of the celestial bodies that created the craters that grace the surface of this planet. Finally, there is pulverized dust on the surface of Mercury. This likely also comes from the collisions that have left the boulders and dents in the grey surface. Essentially, Mercury resembles our Moon in the looks department. Venus 's atmosphere is a very heavy one. It 's mostly made up of carbon dioxide (96.5%) and nitrogen (3.5%), however there are also varying small amounts of other elements, including carbon monoxide, helium, neon,…show more content…
On Earth, there are several different tectonic plates that the crust is divided into. There are both continental and oceanic plates. There are also different types of boundaries where these tectonic plates meet. The first is divergent, this is a type of boundary where the two tectonic plates move apart from each other. The second is subduction, this is a type of boundary in which an oceanic plate moves under a continental plate. Subduction boundaries are often the sites of the most violent fault-related natural disasters. The last is transform, this is a type of boundary where two tectonic plates slide against one another. Where tectonic plates is often the site of natural disasters, as said previously. One of the most famous areas like this is the Ring of Fire. This is where many instances of earthquakes and volcanic activity have taken place, though there are other places that they happen as…show more content…
Mars has two moons, Phobos and Deimos. Phobos is the larger of the two at 28 kilometers long and 20 kilometers wide. There is a rather large (about 10 kilometers wide) crater that takes up most of the area of Phobos that the founder of the two moons named after his wife. Deimos is the smaller of the two moons at 16 kilometers long and 10 kilometers wide. Unlike Deimos 's brother, its largest crater on its surface is only slightly larger than 2 kilometers wide. It 's a bit hard to see these moons from Earth, as they only reflect around 6% of the light that is shone on them. Furthermore, they have quite interesting names. They are named after the sons of the God of War (Mars) and the Goddess of Love (Venus). Phobos means fear, while Deimos

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