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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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Starwatch: 'Christmas star' is the closest great conjunction in almost 400 years
The gas giants Jupiter and Saturn will soon align so closely in the south-western sky they may appear as one

Stuart Clark

14, Dec, 2020 @6:00 AM

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The search for life – from Venus to the outer solar system
While the discovery of the normally microbe-produced phosphine on our toxic neighbour is astonishing, other candidates for life are more promising

Robin McKie

20, Sep, 2020 @6:06 AM

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Starwatch: follow Jupiter and Saturn to find the sea goat
Capricornus is one of the fainter constellations, but at the moment there are two bright planets pointing the way

Stuart Clark

06, Sep, 2020 @8:30 PM

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Are aliens hiding in plain sight?
Several missions this year are seeking out life on the red planet. But would we recognise extraterrestrials if we found them?

Philip Ball

05, Sep, 2020 @4:00 PM

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Nasa Trojan asteroids mission on course for October 2021 launch
Lucy spacecraft has passed its system integration review and can now be assembled and tested

Stuart Clark

06, Aug, 2020 @8:30 PM

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