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Apparently even NASA is wrong about which planet is closest to Earth – Big Think

Three scientists publish a paper proving that Mercury, not Venus, is the closest planet to Earth.



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  • Earth is the third planet from the Sun, so our closest neighbor must be planet two or four, right?
  • Wrong! Neither Venus nor Mars is the right answer.
  • Three scientists ran the numbers. In this YouTube video, one of them explains why our nearest neighbor is… Mercury!

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