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5 Unexplained Mysteries of Science

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Mercury’s Collision Course

 Mercury is notoriously tough to study thanks to its neighbor, the scorching, blinding sun.

In addition to not knowing where the planet’s atmosphere or magnetic fields originated, we have no idea why Mercury’s elongated orbit around the sun is constantly growing more and more oval-shaped.

Scientists predict that the planet will eventually crash into either Venus or the sun.

Mercury’s changing path could also alter the gravitational fields in our solar system, disrupting Earth’s orbit along with the other inner planets, causing complete and utter chaos.

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