Asked in Planet Mercury
Planet Mercury

Why would a human not survive on the planet Mercury?



User Avatar
Wiki User

Mercury has no atmosphere, so humans there would require the same artificial environment as on the Moon or in space. And except for a few locations, the temperature is either too hot or too cold (actually both over any long period of time). The one survival item likely to be found on Mercury is liquid water, which should be found frozen as ice in deep craters near the poles.