A Winter Solstice, a Meteor Shower, Jupiter and Saturn Walk Into Your Night Sky

One day that has room for three distinct astronomical events.

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Christmas Star 2020: The ‘Great’ Saturn and Jupiter Conjunction

A celestial meet-cute will unfold before our eyes on Monday. Here’s why you should be excited about that.

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Jupiter and Saturn Head for Closest Visible Alignment in 800 Years

On Dec. 21, Jupiter and Saturn will appear to be no more than a dime’s width apart in the night sky. The last time that could be seen was in 1226.

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How to See the Halloween Blue Moon (and Uranus!) With Your Kids

“The Uranus jokes never end,” an astronomer said.

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Too Much Mars? Let’s Discuss Other Worlds

Two veteran space journalists discuss why so much attention and budget seems to be directed to the red planet.

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Why Didn’t Saturn Eat Titan, Its Biggest Moon?

New simulations explain how the ringed planet ended up with one giant moon that domineers its tinier siblings.

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