Facts About Mercury Coloring Pages

We are continuing our solar system fun fact series! Today we are learning all about Mercury with our facts about Mercury coloring pages.

Our unique facts about the smallest planet in our solar system coloring sheets are an engaging way for kids of all ages to learn some fun facts about space.

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Let’s make learning fun with our Mercury facts coloring pages!

Free Printable Facts About Mercury COLORING PAGES

We already know that Mercury is the first the closest planet to Earth, as well as the smallest planet in our Solar System. In fact, did you know it is barely bigger than the Earth’s moon? Or that it’s one of the few planets that can be seen with the naked eye?

Mercury is one of the most interesting planets – at least in our opinion {giggle}. That’s why we created these Mercury facts for kids coloring sheets, and especially, to help kids of all ages understand better how our solar system works.

Let’s see what we will need to color these coloring sheets…

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This coloring page is sized for standard letter printer paper dimensions – 8.5 x 11 inches.

10 interesting facts about Mercury

  • Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun, the first planet in our solar system. 
  • Mercury is the smallest planet in the solar system, with a diameter of only 3032 miles (4880 km), it is barely bigger than our moon. 
  • Mercury has a huge iron core, 75% of the planet’s radius is made of iron.
  • Mercury is slowly shrinking every day, probably because its iron core is cooling, making it solid and reducing its volume. 
  • Mercury is the planet with the most craters in the solar system because its atmosphere is so weak so it has nothing to protect it against meteor impacts. 
  • Mercury’s closeness to the Sun makes its orbit shorter than others. One year in Mercury is 88 Earth days. 
  • Mercury goes through wild temperature changes, by day it can reach 800°F (427°C) and at night it can drop down to -269°F (-173°C)
  • One Mercurial day takes almost 59 Earth days. 
  • Just like Venus, Mercury is one of the two planets in our solar system without moons.
  • Astronomers think a huge asteroid slammed into Mercury 4 billion years ago, creating a giant crated called the Caloris Basin which can fit the whole state of Texas inside it. 
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Did you know these cool facts about Mercury?

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