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Q: how might the length of mercury day affect the temperature ranges found on the planet?

A:
A)Over time the closeness of the planet to the sun has caused it to shrink.
B)The entire planet would get burned by the intense amount of sunlight.
C)Parts of the planets facing the sun get very hot and those facing away will get very cold.

I'm pretty sure that you can rule out answer choice A because I don't think that the sun can really cause the planet to shrink but I'm not sure whether the answer would be answer choices B or C, so can someone please help me? Thank you :D

okay thank you Sandra James :) I really appreciate your help. Thank you so much!

I agree; it's c.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercury_(planet)

okay thank you Ms. Sue I also appreciate your help :D

You're welcome, Jack.

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