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NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day 6 May 2023: Fascinating Twilight in a Flower!

Skyscapes during the twilight are undoubtedly beautiful and mesmerizing. However, it can be creative too with a sense of perfect presentation. An astrophotographer, Dario Giannobile showed proof of it. This has been featured as today's NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day. It is a fascinating image of twilight in the shape of a flower, which is basically a journey of day into night. How did this photographer managed to capture it? Read on.NASA's explanation for the imageThis creative time-lapse skyscape image shared by NASA shows 16 shots documenting the transition from day to night, portrayed as the petals of a flower. The sequence begins at the top and proceeds counterclockwise, capturing the gradual darkening of the twilight sky into a deeper blue as night takes over. To maintain consi...
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Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Uranus and Mars to line up in night sky-Where and When to watch

Keep an eye to the sky this week for a chance to see a planetary hangout. Five planets — Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Uranus and Mars — will line up near the moon.WHERE AND WHEN CAN YOU SEE THEM? The best day to catch the whole group is Tuesday. You'll want to look to the western horizon right after sunset, said NASA astronomer Bill Cooke. The planets will stretch from the horizon line to around halfway up the night sky. But don't be late: Mercury and Jupiter will quickly dip below the horizon around half an hour after sunset.The five-planet spread can be seen from anywhere on Earth, as long as you have clear skies and a view of the west.“That's the beauty of these planetary alignments. It doesn't take much,” Cooke said.DO I NEED BINOCULARS?Maybe. Jupiter, Venus and Mars will all be pretty...
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NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day 25 March 2023: RARE Venus and Moon meeting!

Two celestial bodies looked like they actually met up in the sky! The sky was adorned with a rare occurrence as Moon and Venus came together in conjunction, bringing joy to astronomers as well as skywatchers. The two celestial bodies appeared so close that they seemed almost within reach, causing a frenzy of excitement among netizens. The Crescent Moon appeared larger while Venus looked like a tiny dot below it.The same has been featured as the NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day for 25th March. While sharing an image of the Venus and Moon conjunction, NASA said, “on March 23 early evening sky gazers could watch Venus and a young crescent moon, both near the western horizon.” In this stunning telephoto skyscape taken in Danta di Cadore, Dolomiti, Italy, Earth's radiant evening star, fain...
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Alien fossils on Earth? Here is TRUTH

Humans have always been fascinated by the idea of extraterrestrial life. As technology advanced, we have taken many steps in trying to understand it. Advance in technology keeps providing new opportunities to do so. We have held many observations of Venus and Mars and soon NASA will be sending missions to explore the Moons of Saturn and Uranus to know if life exists, or ever existed, on these celestial bodies. We have also spent a substantial amount of time observing outside the solar system and even other galaxies just to find planets similar to the Earth which might be able to sustain life. Amazingly, a recent study claims that evidence of alien life might well exist on Earth itself - in the form of alien fossils!A study was published in the International Journal of Astronomy titled ...
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Mars, Venus, Jupiter to Mercury, watch 5 planets TOGETHER in the night sky on March 28

The last week of March will bring an amazing view for the sky gazers. As many as five planets, including the moon, will be visible in the sky on March 28. It can be known that the five planets will not be in a literal straight line but will be like an arc. The planets which you will be able to watch on March 28 after sunset include Mars, Venus, Jupiter, Mercury, and Uranus, according to a report by Fox News.As per the information, Jupiter will appear brighter than Mercury. While Venus would be the brightest planet among all. "Venus will be brighter to the upper left of Jupiter and Mercury," a report by Live Mint stated. It can be known that Venus would be visible through the naked eye as it will dazzle the most among all. Uranus will be the most difficult to find without visual aids. ...
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NASA finds the FIRST EVER evidence of volcano on Venus; Check shocking revelation

Volcanic eruption is a natural phenomenon which is known to occur on planet Earth. And now, in a first, scientists have seen direct evidence of active volcanism on Venus. Informing about the same NASA said, "direct geological evidence of recent volcanic activity has been observed on the surface of Venus for the first time. Scientists made the discovery after poring over archival radar images of Venus taken more than 30 years ago, in the 1990s, by NASA's Magellan mission. The images revealed a volcanic vent changing shape and increasing significantly in size in less than a year."It can be known that scientists study active volcanoes to understand how a planet's interior can shape its crust, drive its evolution, and affect its habitability. One of NASA's new missions to Venus will do th...
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9th planet in our solar system? Super Earth could spell trouble for us

Humans have been searching for a planet similar to Earth for more than a century now. Organizations such as NASA, ISRO, CNSA, and ESA have been using their vast resources such as the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) to explore potential planets that may be capable of supporting life in the future, in case the need to abandon Earth ever arises.But what if there was a 9th planet located in our very own solar system? Not a dwarf planet like Pluto, but a “Super Earth” with size larger than Earth located between Mars and Jupiter – would it have any impact on our solar system? A recent study seems to have answered this hypothetical question. Presence of a Super EarthAccording to a study carried out at the University of California in Riverside, the presence of a Super Earth would...
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NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day 15 March 2023: Venus-Jupiter conjunction over Germany

Planetary conjunction signifies that two planets appear close together in Earth's night sky. Thankfully, in the case of Earth's solar system, such planetary conjunctions happen way too frequently because our sister planets travel around the Sun in an almost similar ecliptic plane. Which makes them appear often in our night sky despite being millions of miles away from each other. Just a few weeks ago, the skies were dominated by a planetary conjunction of Venus and Jupiter, where the two planets were very close to each other in the night sky.Although both planets were already visible, this conjunction brought them even closer together and it presented an amazing opportunity for astronomers and skywatchers alike to witness this amazing, rare phenomenon. Today's NASA's Astronomy Picture...
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NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day 6 March 2023: Poland special!

Just days ago, the skies were dominated by a planetary conjunction of Venus and Jupiter, where the two planets were very close to each other in the night sky. Although both planets were already visible, this conjunction brought them even closer together and it presented an amazing opportunity for astronomers and skywatchers alike to witness this amazing, rare phenomenon. Jupiter, the biggest planet in our solar system, met with Venus, the hottest planet in the constellation Pisces.NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day is a stunning picture of Planetary Conjunction involving Jupiter and Venus as it took over the skies back in 2012. It was captured in Szubin, Poland, by creating an illusion of both planets being balanced on two hands. The credit for capturing this mesmerizing picture goes...
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NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day 4 March 2023: Venus and Jupiter!

In the last couple of weeks, Venus and Jupiter have continued their slow dance in the dark sky. For the past few weeks, the planets have been visible in the early evening skies, shining brightly. On March 1-2, they came closest to each other Ina rare conjunction. A planetary conjunction is basically a view when two planets appear close together in the Earth's night sky. This year, the bright planets of our solar system Jupiter and Venus appeared much closer together than usual.You may have noticed Venus and Jupiter in the clear evening skies recently. It's hard to overlook this bright and close conjunction of these two planets. However, in case you have missed witnessing this rare planet conjunction, then NASA's shared a collage composed by astrophotographer Soumyadeep Mukherjee which...