1. The problem statement, all variables, and given/known data Venus is sometimes described as either the “Morning Star” or the “Evening Star”, since it can only be seen near sunrise and sunset, very close to the Sun in the sky. Why does Venus always appear close to the Sun in the sky for an observer on the Earth, and which other planet would you expect to be the same? 2. Relevant equations None 3. The attempt at a solution For the first part of the question what I understood was the Venus never more than 48° to the Sun, but at the same time major planets like Jupiter, Saturn and more are on the other part of the Sun. The other planet would be Mercury as Venus and Mercury as the inner planets of our Solar System, but due to it being very close to the sun and very small, I suppose it is easy to lose track of it in the Sun's Glare. Another thing I discovered was that Copernicus said that Mercury and Venus orbit the Sun with orbits smaller than Earth’s. The problem for me is that I can't piece all of this information together to find an answer to the First Part of the Question. The Second Part I am sure is Mercury. Thanks for any help provided.