Earth belongs to a group of small, inner solar-system planets, including Mercury, Venus, and Mars, which all consist of a mantle made of silica-based minerals above an iron-rich core and crusts that show evidence of meteorite bombardment and volcanic lava flow. Beyond these basic similarities, and despite their similar formation processes in the inner solar system, these four planets are strangely different from one another. While the Earth's surface temperatures are relatively constant, Mercury goes through daily cycles of ...

The Earth and the Moon 2010, Facts on File, New York, NY

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