MESSENGER spacecraft was send by NASA to study the planet Mercury. Which of the following information are confirmed by the space craft about the planet?

  1. The planet has very low amount of Carbon.
  2. It has high iron content.
  3. The planet is plummeted by impacts from micrometeorites.
  4. The planet has concentrations of Uranium

Select the correct code from options given below:

Answer: [C] Only 3 & 4

First statement is incorrect because Mercury has huge amount of carbon accumulated on its surface. Second statement is incorrect because iron is rare on Mercury's surface.

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