Credit: MARK GARLICK/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Animation showing the relative sizes of the Earth and Mercury, the smallest planet in the Solar System. Earth has a diameter of some 12,742 kilometres, compared to Mercury's 4880 km. Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun, orbiting in a highly elliptical orbit that takes it as close as 46 million kilometres and as far away as just uner 70 million.

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Keywords: animated, animation, astronomical, astronomy, clouds, cloudy, comparing, comparison, demonstration, earth, education, educational, grey background, inner, mercury, planet, planets, rocky, size, sizes, solar system, space, surface, terrestrial

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Earth and Mercury compared

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Duration: 00:00:15

Frame size: 1920x1080

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