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6. Which planet is called "the evening star" or "the morning star"?

Mercury is closest to the sun, but it is dim, far from Earth, and often lost in the sun's glare, making it difficult to see. Venus looks bright, thanks to its thick atmosphere, and is often far enough from the sun to shine throughout dawn and twilight. Mars and Jupiter are more distant from the sun than the Earth is, so they don't appear to stay close to the sun the way Mercury and Venus do.

Mercury is closest to the sun, but it is dim, far from Earth, and often lost in the sun's glare, making it difficult to see. Venus looks bright, thanks to its thick atmosphere, and is often far enough from the sun to shine throughout dawn and twilight. Mars and Jupiter are more distant from the sun than the Earth is, so they don't appear to stay close to the sun the way Mercury and Venus do.

Mercury is closest to the sun, but it is dim, far from Earth, and often lost in the sun's glare, making it difficult to see. Venus looks bright, thanks to its thick atmosphere, and is often far enough from the sun to shine throughout dawn and twilight. Mars and Jupiter are more distant from the sun than the Earth is, so they don't appear to stay close to the sun the way Mercury and Venus do.

Mercury is closest to the sun, but it is dim, far from Earth, and often lost in the sun's glare, making it difficult to see. Venus looks bright, thanks to its thick atmosphere, and is often far enough from the sun to shine throughout dawn and twilight. Mars and Jupiter are more distant from the sun than the Earth is, so they don't appear to stay close to the sun the way Mercury and Venus do.

STS 30 Crew/NASA
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Mercury

 

Venus

 

Mars

 

Jupiter

 
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