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Jupiter Nears Opposition

Photo Credit: NASA/JPL/Cassini/Space Science Institute. See below for more information to include data and trackers. Those with telescopes and binoculars, now is the time to observe the King of the Planets. For many of you observations of Jupiter have already … Continue reading

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Venus as We Have Never Seen Her Before

Image credit: JAXA/ISAS/DARTS/Damia Bouic. Here are some fantastic new images of Venus as imaged in infrared by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Akatsuki Venus Climate Orbiter (also known as PLANET-C). Venus, the Roman goddess of love and beauty and … Continue reading

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The Beautiful King of the Gods

Image credit: NASA Juno/SWRI/Kevin M. Gill/Jason Major. Like creamer in your morning coffee, Jupiter’s multicolored gas bands swirl just 3,500 km (2,175 mi.) underneath NASA’s Juno spacecraft and JunoCam during close approach, known as perijove 6, on May 19, 2017. … Continue reading

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Now Is the Time to Observe Saturn

Image Credit & Copyright: NASA Voyager 2. Saturn fans rejoice; well now through mid-June will be the best time to observe the Ringed Planet until June, 2016. Though not a naked eye event, even small telescopes will reveal the brilliant … Continue reading

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HUBBLE CAPTURES THE JANUARY 24 TRIPLE MOON & SHADOW TRANSIT OF JUPITER

Image Credit & Copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. On January 24, 2015 something happened on Jupiter that we won’t have the ability to see again until 2032; a triple Galilean moon shadow transit across the face of Jupiter. The show … Continue reading

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THE END IS NEAR FOR THE MESSENGER

Image Credit & Copyright: NASA/JHUAPL. With the burn up of Venus Express in late 2014-early 2015, one of our two eyes to the inferior (inner) planets was extinguished. Unfortunately, it seems that in early 2015, after nearly 11 years in … Continue reading

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HESPERUS & HERMES LEAD THE PARADE OF THE PLANETS

Image Credit & Copyright: William G. Justo. Check out this beautiful sunset image of the inferior planets, Venus and Mercury by William G. Justo captured on January 6, 2015 from San Jose, CA. Be sure to check out more of … Continue reading

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