Mercury is the planet closest to Earth — contrary to popular belief

Numerous websites, and even NASA itself, say Venus is our closest planetary neighbor. A new article in Physics Today lays out a more accurate way to determine which planets are closest together. The post Mercury Is Actually the Closest Planet to Every Other Planet appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Mercury is the planet closest to Earth — contrary to popular belief

There's also a whirly-dirly corollary associated with this new method.

Thu 21 Mar 19 from ZME Science

Mercury Is Actually the Closest Planet to Every Other Planet

Numerous websites, and even NASA itself, say Venus is our closest planetary neighbor. A new article in Physics Today lays out a more accurate way to determine which planets are closest together. The ...

Mon 18 Mar 19 from Extremetech

What’s the Closest Planet to Earth? Not Venus, Scientists Say

That acronym you learned to memorize the order of the planets has led you astray.

Mon 18 Mar 19 from SPACE.com

What’s the Closest Planet to Earth? Not Venus, Scientists Say, Fri 15 Mar 19 from Livescience

Mercury, Not Venus, Is the Closest Planet to Earth

A team of scientists just demonstrated something that might shock you: Mercury, not Venus, is the closest planet to Earth on average.Read more...

Thu 14 Mar 19 from Gizmodo

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