Lecture 33: Battered Mercury

Lecture 33: Battered Mercury

Astronomy 161 - Introduction to Solar System Astronomy - Autumn 2007

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Mercury, innermost of the planets, is a hot, dead world that has been heavily battered by impacts. In this lecture I review the properties of Mercury, its orbit, rotation, surface, and interior structure. Recorded 2007 Nov 7 in 1000 McPherson Lab on the Columbus campus of The Ohio State University.
Mercury, innermost of the planets, is a hot, dead world that has been heavily battered by impacts. In this lecture I review the properties of Mercury, its orbit, rotation, surface, and interior structure. Recorded 2007 Nov 7 in 1000 McPherson Lab on the Columbus campus of The Ohio State University.