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Mars and Venus Are About to Make Out, Guys

The cosmos is in constant motion, and during the month of July, the movements of celestial bodies are an especially welcome treat for those on the ground. The two planets situated on either side of Earth—Mars and Venus—are poised to drift within a relatively close distance of each other, at least in the grand scheme… […]

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When to See Mercury With Your Naked Eyes This July

With all of the celestial events coming this summer, we can safely rebrand the next few months Big Planet Season. All of this year’s supermoons have come and gone, but the cosmic gifts dotting the calendar are a bit more mysterious and striking than the moon: Some of the solar system’s biggest and most distant […]

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Watch the Moon and 3 Planets Line Up at Dawn

It’s easy enough to spot the moon, but it can be much harder to figure out which of the dots in the night sky are the planets. You see a particularly bright object and wonder, if it’s a planet, a particularly luminous star, or perhaps, a plane. Well, over the next three days, identifying the […]

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Watch the Moon and 3 Planets Line Up at Dawn

It’s easy enough to spot the moon, but it can be much harder to figure out which of the dots in the night sky are the planets. You see a particularly bright object and wonder, if it’s a planet, a particularly luminous star, or perhaps, a plane. Well, over the next three days, identifying the […]

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How and When to Catch the Brightest Planets on Display Throughout February

Over the past two months we’ve been treated to some pretty amazing things in the night sky. February, on the other hand, is a little quieter—especially when it comes to planets. Of the five planets we can usually see with the naked eye (those would be Venus, Mercury, Jupiter, Mars and Saturn), really, only Mars […]

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How and When to Catch the Brightest Planets on Display Throughout February

Over the past two months we’ve been treated to some pretty amazing things in the night sky. February, on the other hand, is a little quieter—especially when it comes to planets. Of the five planets we can usually see with the naked eye (those would be Venus, Mercury, Jupiter, Mars and Saturn), really, only Mars […]

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How and When to Catch the Brightest Planets on Display Throughout February

Over the past two months we’ve been treated to some pretty amazing things in the night sky. February, on the other hand, is a little quieter—especially when it comes to planets. Of the five planets we can usually see with the naked eye (those would be Venus, Mercury, Jupiter, Mars and Saturn), really, only Mars […]

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How to Explore the Solar System in Google Maps via Hyperspace

Say what you will about the last six-ish Star Wars movies or so, but there’s no denying that zooming through hyperspace to reach distant planets is one of the coolest visuals in the entire series. Now, unless 2020 gets real weird, chances are humanity won’t be making any near-lightspeed journeys anytime soon. But…Read more… Continue […]

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