Nearest the Sun

  • Michael Marett-Crosby
Part of the The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series book series (PATRICKMOORE)


We return to our immediate neighborhood for our next observation, a double encounter with the two planets closest to the Sun. Venus and Mercury present a strange observing experience, and it is tempting to turn away because there is not always much to see. Don’t! Look and look again, because measuring these planets and their orbits have given us some of the fundamentals of our universe.


Solar System Terrestrial Planet Lightning Activity Venus Express Transit Season 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Marett-Crosby
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  1. 1.Mon PlaisirJerseyUK

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