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The planet nearest to earth is________.
A. Mercury
B. Venus
C. Mars
D. Jupiter

Last updated date: 23rd May 2024
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Hint: The Solar System is the gravity bound where the Sun and the objects that orbit it, either directly or indirectly. It includes the eight planets, with smaller objects, the dwarf planets and small Solar System bodies which directly orbit.

Complete Answer: Looking at the above options:
Option a: Mercury is the smallest and innermost planet in the Solar System. It has a highly variable atmosphere. It has 88 Earth days and is the closest planet to the Sun. This option is correct.

Option b: Venus is placed at the second position from the Sun. It is also the second-brightest natural object in Earth's night sky after the Moon. It orbits the Sun every 224.7 Earth days. It does not have any moons. This option is incorrect.

Option c: Mars is placed at the fourth position from the Sun which is the second smallest planet in the Solar System. It is also known as the "Red Planet". This option is incorrect.

Option d: Jupiter is the fifth planet from the Sun and the largest in the Solar System. It is mainly composed of hydrogen and has a rocky core. This option is incorrect.

So, the correct answer is option A.

-Though Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun, Venus is the hottest planet due to its proximity to the Sun and dense atmosphere.

-The Earth is the only planet in the solar system that supports life due the presence of oxygen in it.