NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day 2016 May 4 A Mercury Transit Sequence This coming Monday, Mercury will cross the face of the Sun, as seen from Earth. Called a transit, the last time this happened was in Because the plane of Mercury’s orbit is.
Mercury is the smallest and innermost planet in the Solar System. Its orbital period around the Sun of 88 days is the shortest of all the planets in the Solar System. It is named after the Roman deity Mercury, the messenger to the gods.
Mercury on the Horizon Image Credit & Copyright: Juan Carlos Casado Explanation: Have you ever seen the planet Mercury? Because Mercury orbits so close to the Sun, it never wanders far from the Sun in Earth's sky.
Mercury Messenger At a. EDT on March the Messenger probe captured this historic image of Mercury. The image is the first ever obtained from a spacecraft in orbit of the solar system's innermost planet.