Venus And Jupiter

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7 Responses to Venus And Jupiter

  1. GW Smith says:

    Parent and child?

  2. Robertv says:

    Strange to think that from Earth it takes longer to travel to Jupiter (5.2 AU from the sun) than to the Sun. It would take a while to get a sunburn on Jupiter.

    http://www.astronoo.com/en/children/sun-apparent-size.html

  3. Psalmon says:

    Jupiter is 90% Hydrogen and estimated to be 25,000 degrees C at it’s center.

    We should immediately ban Hydrogen.

  4. Lance says:

    Was out Saturday morning early hiking, and saw that pair…was wonderful to see.

  5. rah says:

    Jupiter and it’s moons are always interesting in a decent telescope. Venus on the other hand is a bright white ball bore. No colors, no contrasts, no detail.

    • Jimmy Haigh says:

      Venus can be a lovely crescent though. I’ve been watching this pair over the last couple of weeks as they have been closing in on each other. They formed a lovely equilateral triangle with Antares about a week ago.

  6. Chris says:

    Awesome. I have been noticing the two and wasn’t sure what they were, by the time I get to a computer, I’ve forgotten all about it. I need to get a decent telescope again….

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