Life in the universe can be difficult for inhabited planets, especially when you’re directly in the path of a massive coronal mass ejection (CME) shot out from your own life-sustaining star. Even without a massive network of interconnecting power lines sweeping across the planet, these solar storms can wreak havoc; but add in that same network of power lines and life becomes very tricky.
Mercury is, next to Pluto, the second smallest planet in our solar system and the one closest to the sun. Due to its proximity to the sun it has the smallest “year” (time required for a full orbit around the sun), equal to 0,24 of an earth year. One of the interesting facts about Mercury is that in its equator areas and during the “day” temperature rises up to 800801 degrees F, while in other places it drops down to -279 degrees F.