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Property Charts for the Planets

This small, rocky planet looks a lot like our moon. Mercury is the second smallest planet in our solar system and is named after Mercury, the Roman messenger to the gods. If the sun didn't toast you first, there'd be some really cool mountain climbing on Mercury

Properties of Mercury
Mass 3.303 x 1023 kg
Average Distance from Sun 57.9 million kms/36 million miles
Minimum Distance from Earth 77.3 million kms/48.0 million miles
Length of Year 88 Earth days (to rotate the sun)
Rotation Time 59 Earth days (on its own axis)
Angle of Axis 2 degrees
Diameter 4,878 kms/3,031 miles
Number of Satellites 0
Number of Rings 0
Number of Moons 0
Temperature Average of -270 F to 800 F/-168 C to 427 C
Weight on Mercury A 100 pound person would weigh 37.8 pounds




Venus looks a lot like Earth. Venus looks a lot like Earth. There are mountains, valleys and even active volcanoes - except there's no ocean. One thing to keep in mind when watching a sunset on Venus is that Venus spins backwards so the sun rises in the west and sets in east, which is the opposite of Earth.




Properties of Venus
Mass 4.86x1024 kg
Average Distance from Sun 108.2 million kms/67.2 million miles
Minimum Distance from Earth 39 million kms/25 million miles
Length of Year 225 Earth days (to rotate the sun)
Rotation Time 243 Earth days (on its own axis)
Angle of Axis 177.3 degrees
Diameter 12,102 kms/7,520 miles
Number of Satellites 0
Number of Rings 0
Number of Moons 0
Temperature Average of 457 Fahrenheit/855 Celsius
Weight on Venus A 100 pound person would weigh 90.7 pounds


For the property charts on the rest of the planets, click here.

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I found the greatest riddle ever (credits to Ted-Ed), and I want to see if anyone can solve it without looking up the answer. THE RIDDLE OF THE ALIEN OVERLORDS. You and your team have crashed-landed on an ancient planet. The only way off is to appease its three alien overlords, TEE, EFF, and ARR, by giving them the correct artifacts. Unfortunately, you don't know who is who. From an inscription, you learn that you may ask three yes or no questions, each addresses to any one lord. Tee's answers are always true. Eff's answers are always false.  And Arr's answers are random. But, there's a problem. You've deciphered the language enough to ask any question, but you don't know which of the two words 'ozo' and 'ulu' means yes, and which means no. How can you still figure out which alien is which?
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Fear: The Emotion of Death   You can't see me, But I'm there. I'm in your tears, I'm everywhere. I stalk you in your shadow, So stealthy and no slack. I'm made of dark matter, You better watch your back. You can hear me, I'm your beating heart. Inside is emptiness, Tearing you apart. You shiver and shake, At the sound of my name. I engulf you, drown you, Surround you with shame.   I've seen destruction, More than anyone. I'm darker than, The world with no sun. The agony arises, There's so much red. Most of it coming, From the dead. I become your shadow, I'm a terrible sight. And when you see me, You're frozen with fright. I'll grab you by your neck, You'll be thrashing around. You're crying, shrieking, Until there's no sound.   I feel so sad, So empty, so. . . Alone. So you'll feel the same, You'll be on your own. And as long as you are with me, At the point of no return. You will go crazy. You'll crash and burn.   Then you understand, With your slowing of breath. That I am Fear, The Emotion of Death.
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