Named for the quick-footed messenger of the classical Roman gods, the planet Mercury is a heat-blasted rock orbiting closer than any other to our Sun.
With a daily temperature cycle of over 700 K, Mercury experiences greater temperature extremes than any other body in the solar system. Interestingly, though, the planet spins so slowly that it would be possible to walk in twilight forever, keeping pace with the sunrise in the relatively mild pre-dawn temperatures.
About[edit | edit source]
Mercury is the first planet from the Sun and one of the five free to play worlds in TerraGenesis, the Terrestrial Planets.
Mercury has no natural satellites.
Strategy[edit | edit source]
Mercury is one of the most straightforward planets to terraform in the game. It doesn't have a crushing atmosphere, hidden vaporized oceans ready to suddenly flood your planet, a tiny surface area that barely fits any cities (like the Moon) or an already established civilization facing impending doom (like Earth). Sure, Mercury is hot, but the heat doesn't seem to affect your cities in any way, not like Venus' atmosphere that occasionally crushes your buildings in random events.
You can just slowly start building cities, increasing revenue, and then you can calmly terraform Mercury into a new home for humanity.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
Mercury is the messenger of the gods and son of Jupiter in Roman mythology.
Mercury has no atmosphere, meaning that its temperature wavers from 700K (427ºC) to a frigid 105K (-178ºC) in the night. It has an average temperature of 440K (167ºC)
Mercury is the smallest planet in the solar system, at only 4880km.
It's almost impossible to orbit around Mercury, due to the large sun's influence. That's the reason why Mercury has no natural satellites - around it there are no stable orbits.
|Terrestrial Planets||Mercury · Venus · Earth · Moon · Mars|
|Moons of Jupiter||Io · Europa · Ganymede · Callisto|
|Moons of Saturn||Tethys · Dione · Rhea · Titan · Iapetus|
|Moons of Uranus||Miranda · Ariel · Umbriel · Titania · Oberon|
|Moon of Neptune||Triton|
|Dwarf Planets||Ceres · Pluto · Charon · Makemake · Eris · Sedna|
|Trappist-1||Damu · Aja · Huanca · Ruaumoko · Asintmah · Ostara · Aranyani|
|Fictional Planets||Bacchus · Pontus · Lethe · Ragnarok · Boreas|
|Historical Earths||Vaalbara · Rodinia · Cambria · Cretacea · Dania · Chibania · Ultima|