Oct 14, 2016 ... Mercury is a terrestrial planet with a rocky surface and metallic core.

Aug 11, 2010 ... Scientists believe that the interior structure of Mercury includes a metallic core, an intermediate rocky layer, and a thin brittle crust.

Jun 30, 2009 ... [/caption] The interior of Mercury is remarkably similar to the interior of our own planet Earth. Like Earth, Mercury has a crust, mantle and core.

Dec 17, 2009 ... Here's a Mercury diagram, showing the interior of planet Mercury. Mercury is ... This is a 500-700 km thick layer of rock, composed of silicates.

Apr 25, 2019 ... Overview. The smallest planet in our solar system and nearest to the Sun, Mercury is only slightly larger than Earth's Moon. From the surface of ...

Mercury is the smallest and innermost planet in the Solar System. Its orbital period around the ...... Mercury's crust is more analogous to a marbled cake than a layered cake. ^ Jump up to: Spudis, P. D. (2001). "The Geological History of Mercury".

Mercury is the planet closest to the sun in our solar system and the fastest planet.

Dec 18, 2018 ... For example, the tiny twists in Mercury's spin rate are too great to be caused by a ... Mass lumps in the surface layer can be detected, as well as, ...

Speaking loosely, we may characterize Mercury as being much like the Earth on ... subsurface layers and produce a plastic consistency below the crustal plates.

Aug 6, 2015 ... At the outermost layer is Mercury's crust, which is believed to be 100 – 300 km thick. The surface is also marked by numerous narrow ridges ...