Earth compared t

Earth compared t

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Credit: MARK GARLICK/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Image comparing the size of Earth (right) with the planet Mercury. It is the closest planet to the Sun, with an average distance from it of 0.39 times the Earth-Sun distance. With a diameter of 38% that of the Earth, Mercury is the Solar System's smallest planet.

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Keywords: astronomy, comparison, earth, mercury, planet, size, space, telluric, terrestrial planet

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