How long does it take mercury to orbit sun?

Answer Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun. It takes 87.969 days for Mercury to complete its orbit around the Sun or approximately one-quarter of the time it takes for the Earth to complete its orbit... Read More »

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How long will the mercury from a flu shot stay in your body?

The minuscule amount of mercury from the thimerosal preservative used in some doses of influenza vaccine (single dose vials of the vaccines for the 2009 A-H1N1/09 have no thimerosal in them), may l... Read More »

Why was the planet Mercury named Mercury?

In Roman mythology, Mercury was the god of commerce and travel; his Greek counterpart was Hermes, messenger of the gods. The planet Mercury was probably named after the god because of its quick pas... Read More »

Where is mercury used?

According to Jefferson Lab, the element mercury is used in the production of thermometers and other scientific instruments. It also conducts electricity and helps manufacturers produce position-dep... Read More »

How far away from the sun is Mercury?

According to NASA, Mercury, which is the closest planet to the sun, orbits an average distance of 36 million miles (58 million km). It is 28.5 million miles (46 million km) away at its closest poin... Read More »