I can see why it would be silent on the far side of the sun as the far side of the moon should make communication impossible.
No tempt readings?? " twisting to stay safe from the sun's overwhelming heat." Seriously?? Is that like a chicken on the BBQ spit type of 'twisting'?
Mind if I play with the numbers?
Diurnal temperature range (equator): 95 K to 390 K (~ -290 F to +240 F) Total mass of atmosphere: ~25,000 kg Surface pressure (night): 3 x 10-15 bar (2 x 10-12 torr) Abundance at surface: 2 x 105 particles/cm3
390 kelvin = 242.33 degree Fahrenheit
Mercury Atmosphere (Exosphere) Surface pressure: <~5 x 10-15 bar (0.005 picobar) Average temperature: 440 K (167 C) (590-725 K, sunward side) Total mass of atmosphere: <~10000 kg
725 kelvin = 845.33 degree Fahrenheit @ 35M miles
Surface Gas Pressure (top of photosphere): 0.868 mb Pressure at bottom of photosphere (optical depth = 1): 125 mb Effective temperature: 5772 K Temperature at top of photosphere: 4400 K Temperature at bottom of photosphere: 6600 K Temperature at top of chromosphere: ~30,000 K Photosphere thickness: ~500 km Chromosphere thickness: ~2500 km Sun Spot Cycle: 11.4 yr.30000 kelvin = 53540.33 degree Fahrenheit
It loses 52,695F in 35M miles and then only 610F in the next 55M miles?? I don't think so.