Like the other planets in the solar system, mercury was born about 4. At the time of the domesday book in 1086 coventry had a population of about 350. Facts about domesday book talk about a manuscript record created under the order of king william the conqueror. He was descending the cables when, according to the 2007 book off the wall. The temperature during the day can reach 840 degrees. In 1085, king william i of england ordered a complete survey of all the land and property in the country.
The only time you can find 5 interesting facts that you cant find anywhere else about the planet mercury is if you go to mercury, which. Used for many centuries for administrative and legal purposes, the domesday book is the starting point for most local historians researching the history of their. It seems like everyone has mars on the mind these days. In fact there are two domesday books little domesday and great domesday, which together contain a great deal of information about england in the 11th. By contemporaries the whole operation was known as the description of england, but the popular name domesdayi. It took two years to collect all the information for this survey. The united states uses about 17 million barrels of oil every day. Describes the properties of the element mercury and covers its history, its place in mythology, its uses, places where it is found, and mining and refining. As eris orbits the sun, it completes one rotation every 25. Domesday book is a manuscript that collects the results of a large census carried out in england and in wales in 1086.
Known as the domesday book, this survey contained all the details of the names of places, the number of people, goods, and animals, and the use and the owners of the land. Its main purpose was to assess the wealth of england to aid the system of taxation. Both the rotation of the moon and its revolution around earth takes 27 days. Mercury, venus, mars, jupiter and saturn were known in antiquity, and the invention of the telescope added the asteroid belt, uranus. Domesday book facts, summary, composition, creation. It would be tough to survive a single day on mercury because of the harsh climate. Domesday book is a manuscript record of the great survey of much of england and parts of wales completed in 1086 by order of king william the conqueror. Domesday book, the original record or summary of william is survey of england. The slow rotation means that the sun has plenty of time to scorch the planet during the day and the planet has. While this might lead some to conclude that a single day on mercury is about 58 earth days thus making the length of a day and year correspond to. The book is also called as great survey for it covers the information in many parts of wales and england. Domesday book was ordered by william the conqueror william i in 1085. Nasa wants to send humans to the red planet by 2030, and spacex wants to get there even sooner, with plans to have people there by 2024.
By the standards of the time it was a fairsized settlement. As the scribes went round england, they were protected by williams armed men. If you are interested in the wonders of the universe, as planets, stars, black holes, theories, our solar system. Domesday book encompasses two independent works in, originally, two physical volumes. Domesday book the domesday book was a survey designed to record everything that people owned in england. Fun activities for your next vacation to mercury popular. The domesday book also known as domesday, or book of winchester was a record of all taxable land in england, together with such information as would indicate its worth. Hikers wait to climb the cables to half domes summit at. Whatever was recorded in domesday book was legally binding. It was ordered by william the conqueror the winner of the recent battle of hastings so that william could determine how much money in taxes he could raise and to give william a better sense of the territory he had just conquered. Mercury is the closest planet to the sun in earths solar system, but has no moons and no substantial atmosphere.1025 860 1075 826 31 1009 276 965 644 1236 336 305 350 540 1111 1352 588 208 1495 366 280 926 197 65 42 1242 987 723