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Carolyn Shoemaker obituary
American astronomer, leading asteroid hunter and co-discoverer of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9, which crashed into Jupiter

Michael Rowan-Robinson

27, Sep, 2021 @5:46 PM

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Starwatch: Look out for Jupiter opposite the Sun and a blue moon
Earth will be directly in between the Sun and Jupiter – the closest it can go to the outer planet

Stuart Clark

16, Aug, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Starwatch: another moon cruise past Jupiter and Saturn
Low in the south, the planets are slowly moving apart following December’s great conjunction

Stuart Clark

19, Jul, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Scotland’s first female astronomer royal looks to open the universe to all
Renowned astrophysicist Prof Catherine Heymans hopes to broaden the appeal of her white male-dominated field

Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent

13, Jun, 2021 @2:10 PM

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Europe’s Jupiter spacecraft enters crucial testing phase
Critical sequence of tests begins in space simulator to prepare Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer for its journey to the great gas giant

Stuart Clark

14, May, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Starwatch: Saturn, Jupiter and Mercury line up with moon
Grouping spans length of Capricornus, helping to mark out faint shape of the goat constellation

Stuart Clark

08, Mar, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Astrology is definitely not written in the stars | Letter
Letters: We need to follow rationality and logic, not hocus-pocus, says John Zarnecki


23, Dec, 2020 @5:09 PM

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Clouds spoil UK's view of Saturn and Jupiter's 'great conjunction'
Two planets appeared closest to each other in the night sky for almost 400 years

Sarah Marsh

21, Dec, 2020 @6:57 PM

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How to see the great conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn on the winter solstice
The last time the planets were this close from our viewpoint on Earth was almost 400 years ago

Stuart Clark

21, Dec, 2020 @2:22 PM

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The 'great conjunction' kicks off a new astrological epoch. So what now? | Emily Segal
The apparent meeting of Jupiter and Saturn in the skies – known as the ‘great conjunction’ – marks the birth of a new astrological epoch

Emily Segal

21, Dec, 2020 @11:15 AM

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How to watch the Jupiter and Saturn 'great conjunction' on winter solstice
On 21 December, the planets will align, appearing closer than they have since the middle ages, in what is being called a ‘Christmas kiss’

Helen Sullivan

21, Dec, 2020 @10:52 AM

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Jupiter and Saturn meet in closest ‘great conjunction’ since 1623
Astronomers gear up to watch solar system’s two largest planets side by side in night sky

Ian Sample Science editor

18, Dec, 2020 @10:14 AM

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