Why is Mercury so hot and cold?
The planet Mercury does not rotate on an axis relative to the Sun. Consequently, the side facing the Sun is very hot while the back of the planet away from the Sun, never receiving warming sunlight is relatively cold. Or so it was thought, it has now been pr oven that Mercury does rotate, albeit very slowly. It is close to the sun and lacks a protective atmosphere
The interesting facts of mercury is actually Mercury is half cold and half hot so, if you stand of the hot side it can melt you but if you stand on the cold side, you will actually die because of the extreme cold are?
mercurys atmosphere is hot when niko serdenes is there and cold when he leaves and lena takes his place.
Mercury is hot and Pluto is cold.
Mercury has no atmosphere so it is EXTREMELY hot in sunny side and EXTREMELY cold in parts of the planet
mercury is too hot
Yes. It is a great planet. I would live there if it wasn't so hot! It is so cold.
Mercury is hot because it is the closest planet to the Sun, and has no virtually no atmosphere to circulate the heat to the night side (which gets incredibly cold). (see related questions)
Yes, possibly. It would be better to land on the cold side so you don't heat up on the hot side. Or you could stay between the hot/cold side
The answer is: when it is kept so the mercury level in the tube increases showing the temperature
sense it does not spin on it's axis its both hot and cold. the side facing the sun is hot and the side away is relatively cold
Mercury is so hot becasue it is so close to the sun.
Mercury is put in a tube the Mercury expands when it is hot and compacts when cold.
At night it is, in daytime it is pretty hot.
The side of Mercury that faces the sun is extremely heated, however the side of Mercury that faces away from the sun is extremely cold.
yes it is very hot and very cold on Mercury it is about -180 to 430 degrees
Because Mercury is what's called a "one-face" planet: It doesn't rotate around its own axis. So one side of Mercury always faces the Sun, and is hot -- and the other side always faces away, and is cold. As there's no atmostphere to speak of, there's no convection either.
It isn't hot at night. It is incredibly cold. There is no atmosphere on Mercury to retain the heat, so it is radiated back into space as the planet slowly turns. Daytime and nighttime are each 88 Earth days long, and the same surface that was searingly hot then becomes icily cold, as low as -184 °C (-300 °F).
It is hot during the day because it is the closest planet to the sun. It gets very cold on the dark side because Mercury has no atmosphere and its surface is bad at retaining heat. So as soon as it gets dark, all its heat radiates away and it gets very cold.
Once it was thought that Mercury does not rotate. We now know that Mercury does rotate, and it takes 58.6 of our days to make one revolution. So in answer to your question every part of Mercury gets very cold and also very hot. The temperature on the surface ranges from -170o C to 430oC (-270oF to 800oF) And the side that faces away from the Sun gets so cold because there is no atmosphere… Read More
man cannot inhabit mercury because it is too hot and to cold
Mercury is the hottest planet, because it is the closest planet to the sun.
No one has ever been to Mercury. It is too hot or to cold to visit.
Mercury does not have enough atmosphere and is too hot / cold to support life.
No. Mercury has no air or water. It is extremely hot during the day and extremely cold at night.
Some areas of Mercury don't see the Sun, and it can be about 300 degrees below zero Fahrenheit. There is even believed to be ice on Mercury. However, mostly it is very hot, over 800 degrees Fahrenheit.
Since the planet is so close to the sun it is tidally locked. That means it won't spin. So one half is always facing the hot sun and one half is always facing the cold darkness of space.
Yes, for some reason, Mercury is freezing cold on the side that's not facing the sun, for being the hottest planet in the Solar System, it is cold on the dark side of Mercury
it`s too hot & cold
No, it is just right.
very hot during the day as it is the closest planet to the sun =]
No. Nothing could live on Mercury. On Mercury there is no air, the day is extremely hot and the night extremely cold.
It is made of of rock. The same type that the cold side is. The hot side of Mercury does not have any special properties. It's only hot because it faces the sun.
Mercury's temperature is so hot during the day because the atmosphere in Mercury is very thin, allowing a lot of heat to take in during the day and so cold at night because the atmoshere at night cannot hold the heat so it becomes extremly cold quickly. =) Thank you so much..... I hope I have the right answer
The sunlit side certainly is - it is hot enough to melt lead and keep it liquid. The dark side of Mercury is very cold, however.
The advantages of using mercury is to tell what temperature it is outside. Some thermometers have mercury in it. The mercury rises when its hot, and goes down when it's cold.
because mercury is extremely hot during the day and extremely cold at night
Answer : The planet Mercury does not rotate on an axis relative to the Sun. Consequently, the side facing the Sun is very hot while the back of the planet away from the Sun, never receiving warming sunlight is relatively cold. Or so it was thought, it has now been pr oven that Mercury does rotate, albeit very slowly. It is close to the sun and lacks a protective atmosphere
snow is cold. you are so cold, that your mouth seems warmer. so when you eat snow, you are so cold you think your mouth is hot making the snow hot.
Mercury doesn't have any kind of weather except the fact that Mercury is to hot facing the Sun and to cold on the dark side
Temperatures vary so greatly because there is no atmosphere, because Mercury's surface gravity is so weak, gasses can easily escape into space. Because it has no atmosphere, heat energy from hot locales cannot be moved to colder locales. Therefore, the side facing the sun will be very hot (to the touch) and very cold on the side away from the sun. In addition, because Mercury does not have an atmosphere to contain the heat or… Read More
Murcury has no atmosphere so one side of it gets the full blast of heat from the sun while the other side is freezing cold. So the only side that is hot is the side facing the sun.
Mercury - Neptune (EX. Uranus) Are Hot. Pluto and Eris are -147 - -312
There is virtually no atmosphere on Mercury: the planet's gravity is too weak to hold on to any atmosphere.
In the day is as hot as a kitchen oven (890 degrees) and at night, Mercury is as cold as Antarctica.
it is very cold there just to let you know ;)
Like most other substances, mercury takes up the temperature of its surroundings, so its average temperature must be room temperature, unless you put it into somewhere hot or somewhere cold.
Its so hot, wait its really cold.(Since one part is facing the sun and the other part is not facig the sun which makes it cold). OR Mecury will melt your heat
Mars is the "red" planet...Mercury is just freaking h ot! It's not really hot, but cold. Though it is called the "Red Planet" because of how it looks from space... 1 side is hot on mercury because of the sun, and the other side is cold because its not facing the sun. It looks red so people think it's really hot. 427 c for the side that is facing the sun. And -184 c for… Read More
Yes, Mercury and Venus both are. Venus can because it has a very thick atmosphere to trap heat in and bake the planet with the greenhouse effect. Mercury can because it is so close to the sun. When Mercury faces the sun it becomes 450 degrees Celsius, 840 Fahrenheit, which is hot enough. You can not, however, melt lead on the other side of Mercury because it gets as cold as -170 Celsius, -275 Fahrenheit… Read More
Mercury is the closest planet to the sun.one side of mercury is hot(about 450 Celsius) the other side of the planet is cold(_180 celsius)