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The National Air and Space Museum
FACTS ABOUT SPACE I KNOW
Mercury is of the five planets known to the ancients. They called these planets wandering stars. Mercury may be seen as an evening star near where the sun has set, or as a morning star near where the sun will rise. The ancient Greeks called the evening star Hermes and the morning star Apollo, believing them to be different objects. The planet is named for Mercury, the Roman messenger of the gods. To the Teutonic peoples, the planet was named for their god Wooden. Mercury's atmosphere is so thin that it is barely d...