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Nearest planet to earth?


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September 24, 2012 2:06PM

On rare occasions, Mercury can be the closest planet. For example, over 2,000 years ago, Mercury was only around 35 million miles away from our own planet. However occurrences like this are extremely rare and can happen a thousand years ago.

I've not heard of that one. The answer is Venus. Obviously I mean when it's at

the right place in its orbit.