Earth is Closer to Mercury than to Venus On Average

In a conclusion likely to provoke more than one bar fight, researchers at Physics Today have crunched the numbers and found that the closest planet to Earth is, on average, not Venus, as we’ve been taught, but Mercury. We’ve all learned this one in school, right? “My very excellent mother just served us nine pizzas.” The planets get further apart … Continue reading

5 Events that Will Change the Solar System

5 EVENTS TO CHANGE THE SOLAR SYSTEM No. 5 – Ringed Mars: New research has determined that Mars might one day kill its nearest moon, Phobos, which is just 22 kilometers (14 mi) wide. With every passing century, the orbit of Phobos shrinks and brings it closer to Mars by 2 meters. Ultimately, this moon will break apart from tidal … Continue reading

Having More Than 8 Fillings Could Increase Mercury Levels in Your Blood

Bad news for those of us who have mouths full of old-school, metallic dental fillings: researchers have found that having more than eight fillings could contribute to higher mercury levels in our bloodstream. And not just by a little bit – an analysis of nearly 15,000 people has shown that those with eight metal fillings in their mouth have roughly … Continue reading

Huge 3.4 Mile ‘Doorway’ Spotted on Mercury Allowing ‘UFOs’ to Travel in and out?

A huge door-like object has been spotted on the planet Mercury’s surface and UFO hunters are convinced it is a portal for alien spacecraft to travel in and out. The bizarre image – captured on the Victoria Rupes Cliffs on the Solar System’s smallest planet – appears to show a rectangular shape sitting next to a crater. And alien fanatic … Continue reading

BPEarthWatch – Large Unknown Object the Size of Mercury Passes Jupiter [VIDEO]

*note: I used a pic of our solar system as the article headline pic so if anyone needs to reference the size of the planets since the object that passed Jupiter was the size of Mercury source Here is the video of the moon that BPEarthWatch mentions to visit: source IF YOU ENJOY THIS SITE PLEASE TELL OTHERS ABOUT US…SHARING … Continue reading

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Five Planets Align For First Time In A Decade; FYI Last Time: Indian Ocean Earthquake And Tsunami December 26 2004

The solar system is all set to give a rare celestial show. Mercury, Venus, Saturn, Mars and Jupiter will all be visible from Earth when they appear in a diagonal row before dawn on Wednesday, Jan. 20. It’s the first time the five bright planets, so-called as they can usually be seen easily with the naked eye, have aligned in … Continue reading