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Three scientists publish a paper proving that Mercury, not Venus, is the closest planet to Earth.
19 March, 2019
- 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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