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Fun activities for your next vacation to Mercury

Excerpt: Vacation Guide to the Solar System.
double sunset

One of the most fascinating natural phenomena in the solar system is the sun moving backwards in Mercury’s sky, a quirk of its fast speed around the sun and slow rotation.

Art © Steve Thomas.

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Art © Steve Thomas.

The following is an excerpt from VACATION GUIDE TO THE SOLAR SYSTEM: Science for the Savvy Space Traveler by Olivia Koski and Jana Grcevich.

Watch a Double Sunset

One of the greatest reasons to visit Mercury is to witness the peculiar behavior of the sun in its dark sky. Of course, unless

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