Talk:Mercury (planet)

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Unification Aspects: According to the Unification Thought (UT), each member of a system should represent a unique aspect and is an indispensable member to the whole. Also, every created being exists for humanity to observe, study, and love so that it returns precious information and beauty. Mercury represents the innermost extreme of our solar system planets. It shows how a planet would become if it's too close to the Sun. The physical structure and composition as well as surface effect such as space weathering all give us important information on how planets in the solar system formed. Mercury and Venus as terrestrial-type planets closer to the Sun than the Earth suggest that the Earth is located in the optimal zone for life which is appropriately away from the Sun but not too close to Jupiter which makes other bodies unstable due to its gravitational perturbation. Compositionally, the region where Mercury formed was rich in high-temperature materials and poor in low-temperature materials such as water ice and organics. This also makes Mercury unfit for life. The precession of Mercury's orbit also served to test the Theory of General relativity as well as the Newtonian mechanics.
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