Odd but Interesting Events Near the Sun

  • David A. J. Seargent
Part of the Astronomers' Universe book series (ASTRONOM)


Of the major planets in the Solar System, only two can pass across the face of the Sun, at least as seen from the vantage point of Earth. Such a phenomenon is called a “transit,” and the only planets that can accomplish this feat are the two so-called “inferior” planets, Mercury and Venus.


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  • David A. J. Seargent
    • 1
  1. 1.The EntranceAustralia

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