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What is the Distance from Earth to Mars?

by Fraser Cain December 5, 2013

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter This article was originally published on Aug 10, 2012. We’ve updated it and added this cool new video! Sending spacecraft to Mars is all about precision. It’s about blasting off from Earth with a controlled explosion, launching a robot into space […]

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See Venus and the Moon Together in the Sky on September 8

by David Dickinson September 5, 2013

Sky watchers worldwide are in for a treat Sunday evening September 8, 2013 as the waxing crescent Moon passes near the dazzling planet Venus. And for a select few, the Moon will actually pass in front of Venus, in what is known as an occultation. Remove this ad David Dickinson on Google+

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Conjunctions to Watch For in July

by David Dickinson July 8, 2013

The planets are slowly returning into view this month, bashfully peeking out from behind the Sun in the dawn & dusk sky. This month offers a bonanza of photogenic conjunctions, involving the Moon, planets and bright stars. The action begins tonight on July 8th, as the waxing crescent Moon joins the planet Venus in the […]

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Rare Spectacular Triple Planet Conjunction Wows World! – Astrophoto Gallery

by Ken Kremer May 27, 2013

The rare astronomical coincidence of a spectacular triangular triple conjunction of 3 bright planets happening right now is certainly wowing the entire World of Earthlings! That is if our gallery of astrophotos assembled here is any indication. Right at sunset, our Solar System’s two brightest planets – Venus and Jupiter – as well as the […]

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Bright Planetary Conjunctions Liven Up This Week’s Evening Sky

by Bob King May 22, 2013

Planning a barbecue this weekend? You may want to top it off with a look at three bright planets shuttling about the western sky at dusk. Jupiter, Venus and Mercury gather for nearly a week of delightful alignments including three separate conjunctions staring right now. Mercury and Venus pair up on Friday; Mercury and Jupiter […]

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