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Mercury

Welcome to Planet Mercury!

By scanning QR codes positioned on lamppost banners at various landmarks - starting at the Science Centre, through the city centre, Dudhope Park and up to the Dundee Law - you can explore the fascinating facts of our planets.

If you can scan them all then you can enter our free Prize Draw!

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Mercury

Welcome to Mercury

Description

You have reached our smallest planet in our solar system. Mercury is the closest planet to the sun but did you know it’s not the hottest planet in our solar system? Mercury doesn’t have an atmosphere to trap the heat in so the dark side of the planet can get very, very cold. A year on Mercury takes 88 Earth days. What do you think it will be like to live on this planet?

Distance: Mercury is 57.91 million km away from the sun!

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You can now scan the QR code again using the button below to record your visit and receive directions to the next planet!

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Mercury

You can learn more about our the planets in our Solar System section.