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Crazy inferior worlds

Explore the oddities of a fabulous conjunction.
RELATED TOPICS: PLANETS | MERCURY | VENUS
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T he inferior planets, Venus and Mercury, will be anything but the second week of January.
Venus had a crummy 2014, but it’s now returning with a vengeance. Look west 40 minutes after sunset for two “stars” near the horizon. The brighter is Venus, on the left. The other is Mercury. From the 8th to the 13th, they’ll hover strikingly close to each other.

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