My Notes, From A Ravenclaw (Year 1)

written by Anne Pickering

These are my notes for all classes through year 1. There are 7 course in the first year. Charms, History of Magic, Herbology, Potions, Transfiguration, DADA, and Astronomy. I will add as I am able. Please check back for new content.

Please keep in mind, these are only major points and not to be substituted for the actual lessons!

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Astr 101 Week 2

Chapter 14


The planet closets to the sun. Thought to be void of water until scientist found ice at the northern pole. This part is shielded from the sun.

Covered in craters like Earth's moon.

Largest crater is Caloris Basin

A very hot planet.

There are non-active volcanoes on Mercury.

Mercury is named for the Roman god of thievery, commerce, and travel.

In Greek is was Hermes, for speed, because of the speed the planet orbited.

Easy planet to see from Earth, even without a telescope.

Only 2 space probes have been to the planet. It is hard to reach due to velocity and the change required to actually land.

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