Those bright lights in the sky (Mars, Saturn & Jupiter)

Those bright lights in the sky (Mars, Saturn & Jupiter)

Jupiter and Saturn will appear to merge in the sky, with the naked eye … Of course, it is an illusion due to our line of sight … Saturn in actuality will be about a half a billion miles beyond Jupiter.) The two haven’t appeared this close together since the year 1623 …

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Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice! (astronomy)

According to the 1988 film Beetlejuice, the incantation in this article’s headline will summon the unpredictable entity Betelgeuse to explosive life–and a lot of folks, including this author, are hoping it will work.
ast week, we promised we would talk more about the very bright red star Betelgeuse that marks the right armpit of the constellation of Orion. The occasion is this: The star actually isn’t very bright anymore. What was once the 11th brightest star in the sky has now dwindled to number 28, and it keeps on falling.