Submit your own Neatorama post and vote for others' posts to earn NeatoPoints that you can redeem for T-shirts, hoodies and more over at the NeatoShop!


Which Planet is Closest?

CGP Grey is back to lay some knowledge down. So which planet is closest to earth? Whatever you guess, you are wrong. The difference is in how we learned the planets in their order from the sun. They don't line up that way in reality. Here we get an amazing visualization of the planets in orbit around the sun, in their own speeds and paths, that might just blow your mind. You might also want to see a companion video that explores how the question is asked. -via reddit

Newest 4
Newest 4 Comments

It really isn't practical...Mercury, orbitally, is the closest planet to the sun, but has no atmosphere so its temps vary greatly- from -279 to 800 Fahrenheit. That's hot enough to melt aluminum, and cold enough to freeze the ears off a gondark.
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
Login to comment.

Email This Post to a Friend
"Which Planet is Closest?"

Separate multiple emails with a comma. Limit 5.


Success! Your email has been sent!

close window

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using this website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

I agree
Learn More