- 4:00-5:00 pm Discovery Station
- 5:15-6:45 pm Lecture and Q&A
- 6:30-8:30 pm Observatory Open
Data from a spacecraft orbiting Mercury shows us just how wondrous and unique the smallest planet in our solar system is. Despite being the closest planet to the Sun, Mercury harbors ice at its poles. It is smaller than its neighbors in space, but has some of the largest faults in the solar system. Mercury has a simpler surface than the other terrestrial planets, while the structure of its core is more complex. In this presentation, learn about how these complexities make Mercury so wonderfully unique.