How many craters does Mercury have?
mercury has about 987,378 craters in it.
There are lots of craters on Mercury. For a more precise answer, we would first want to specify the size, by asking for example how many craters of at least one meter in diameter are there on Mercury.
There are no rings and a very large number of craters.
Yes, Mercury has craters.
Mercury has many craters like the moon
Mercury has lots of craters and canyons
Mercury has impact craters but not volcanoes.
Yes, tons. thay are named after famous Artist, and composers. Yes there are many craters in Mercury, and scientist believe that there is ice in them
Mercury has craters and mountains but no moons.
mercury has many craters and they are named after famous writers.
Because there are not as many impact craters that you can see very well on Earth like there are on the Moon and Mercury.
The total number is not known.
The craters on Mercury vary in age, but many of the larger ones probably formed during the Late Heavy Bombardment from 4.1 billion to 3.8 billion years ago. Many younger craters exist however and have formed throughout the planet's existence.
Mercury is pitted with craters because Mercury has almost no atmosphere to protect itself.
In the earliest days of our solar system (which I like to call the "Demolition Derby epoch") earth probably had as many or more craters than Mercury did. But earth developed weather, which over the millennia, wore the craters away. Mercury never had weather, so it's craters remain untouched today.
The craters on Mercury were formed by the impacts of asteroids and comets, which have been hitting Mercury since it formed.
Mercury has no atmosphere and no surface fluids, so there is nothing to erode the craters.
Yes it is similar to the moons surface
Like all the planets in the solar system, Mercury has been struck by many asteroids and comets, especially when the solar system was young. Unlike the other rocky planets, though, Mercury has no atmosphere, no volcanoes, and no plate tectonics. On other planets, there features gradually destroy or bury craters. Since Mercury lacks such activity its craters remain preserved for billions of years.
Craters, mostly. The new Messenger photos of Mercury from just last week show craters on craters, and chains of craters. It looks a lot like the Moon, actually. You can see some photos of Mercury at the link below.
Yes, Mercury and the Earth's moon are covered with craters on the surfaces
There are no storms of volcanoes on Mercury, but the planet is covered in impact craters.
Because Mars has an atmosphere. The Moon and Mercury do not.
No. The craters on Mercury are from the impacts of comets and asteroids, as are most craters on objects in space. We do not have any strong evidence of volcanic activity on Mercury.
Yes. There are impact craters on Venus. It has fewer craters that Mercury or the moon, though, because many craters have been covered by lava flows from the planet's volcanoes.
Mercury is crater-covered and lacks an atmosphere.
no moons but have big craters
Each crater on Mercury was left behind by an asteroid or comet that collided with it. Many of the craters are nearly as old as the planet itself, as collisions were far more common when the solar system was young. Other craters may only be a few million years old.
Mercury has volcanoes and craters like the moon, but no rings, only the gas giants have rings, and Mercury has no moon.
Not necessarily. A ray crater is in impact crater that has tapering lines of light-volored material extening outward. Ray craters can found on Mercury and other objects such as the moon, but most of these craters are not ray craters.
Unlike the other rocky planets, Mercury has had little if any geologic activity since it formed. Forces such as erosion, volcanic eruptions and, in the case of Earth, plate tectonics will bury and destroy craters over time. None of these forces are present on Mercury, so craters remain for billions of years.
Mercury has craters for the same reason our moon does: because it has no atmosphere that protects the planet. This way, when big asteroids crash into Mercury, it creates a hole!
Mercury has no rings, but it does have a bunch of craters.
Mercury is closest to the sun and has craters.
Mercury has some similarities. Especially, lots of craters. This is due to its lack of atmosphere. Mercury has some similarities. Especially, lots of craters. This is due to its lack of atmosphere. Mercury has some similarities. Especially, lots of craters. This is due to its lack of atmosphere. Mercury has some similarities. Especially, lots of craters. This is due to its lack of atmosphere.
Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars - 4 of them.
Mercury has no atmosphere, no water, and no geologic activity to erode, bury, and destroy craters. Earth does.
Mercury has the most craters of all the planets.
Mercury is the closest planet to the sun. It has many craters, ridges, and harsh terrains. It is the smallest planet in the solar system.
The surface of Mercury is very heavily cratered. This indicates that there is little or nothing working to wear down the craters. The surface must be at least as old as the craters, many of which date to the early solar system.
Mercuries surface has many craters on it and its surface temp can reach 590k!!
Earth, Venus, and Mars all have or have had processes that alter and renew their surfaces. These process bury or destroy impact craters. Mercury has no such processes, so craters that formed even when Mercury was newly formed are still there.
It's Mercury. I am quite sure. Djlancerock has a better answer: Mercury has the most craters because of its barren, rocky surface.
the craters and the planes or something of the sort craters for sure though
Mercury has many physical features such as having magnetic poles, magnetic shock waves, craters, wrinkle ridges, and planes.
when meteors hit it
True or false craters on mercury surface are eroded only very slow this planet has a sulfuric acid atmosphere?
False. Craters are not eroded on Mercury, which has no atmosphere.
Many planets, but if you don't include pluto, Mercury is the main cratered planet
All four of the terrestrial planets; Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars have craters.
Venus is covered with volcanoes so the lava covers the craters.
Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars all have impact craters.