Symbol comes from a latinized-greek name: Hydrargyrum. Hydrargyrum literally means watery/quick silver.
August 8 1993 for 2 weeks
Real name Farrokh Bulsara. Died from AIDS on 24th November 1991
The slow rotation is due to the action of tidal forces between the planet and the sun
Scientists believe it possible that Mercury may have ice trapped at its north pole
A robotic space probe launched on November 3, 1973 to fly by the planets Mercury and Venus. The mission objectives were to measure Mercury's environment, atmosphere, surface, and body characteristics and to make similar investigations of Venus. Mariner 10 was the first spacecraft to make use of an interplanetary "gravitational slingshot" maneuver, using Venus to bend its flight path and bring its perihelion down to the level of Mercury's orbit.
It comprises the majority of the planet
Legend Singer song writer and musician of Queen. Died from AIDS
In Gustav Holst's "The Planet Suite"
Also known as quicksilver
Nominated for Best Jazz Album Australian Aria's 2007.
1987. Originally recorded by The Platters (1956)
Mercury performed an estimated 700 concerts in countries all around the worldâ€¦ Queen was the first band ever to play in South American stadiums, breaking worldwide attendance records for their concert in Morumbi stadium, Sao Paulo in 1981. They were also the first to play behind the Iron Curtain, when they performed before 80,000 in Budapest in 1986. He was Queenâ€™s Lead Vocalist and also their pianist. He died of bronchopneumonia induced by AIDS in 1991, a little more than a day after publicly announcing he had the disease.
Book I - Of the False Worship of the Gods
Ganymede's diameter 5262 km - Mercury's diameter 4880 km.
Titan's diameter 5150 km - Mercury's diameter 4880 km. Jupiter also has a moon larger than Mercury.
A very mighty trembling in the month of May, Saturn in Capricorn, Jupiter and Mercury in Taurus: Venus also, Cancer, Mars in Virgo, Hail will fall larger than an egg.
Hobart, Tasmania. Tasmaniaâ€™s largest circulating daily newspaper
"The School of Love", about 1525, oil on canvas; National Gallery, London
35 million miles. Perihelion: 46 million km; aphelion: 70 million km.