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Mars Animation

Mars Realistic Animation The following animation was rendered using real NASA photos. It displays a 180° turn of the red planet. It also features realistic topography and atmosphere. Animation by J.J. Del Mar Rediscovered Astronomy will publish Solar System animations and space general info this coming 2016 as part of our effort to renew our…
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Stargazing | Sky Watch October 2015

Stargazing | SkyWatch October 2015 The sky features a close apparent proximity of Jupiter, Venus, and Mars in October. Do an early Sky Watch, get up before sunrise and look up at the eastern night sky. You will find the three planets Jupiter, Venus, and Mars close to each other from Earth’s perspective. Image: Stellarium…
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Jupiter Venus Conjunction 2015

Jupiter Venus Conjunction Well, the month of July is passing by and the planets Jupiter and Venus are getting apart in the western sky. Last June 30th, we watched as the two planets entered the closest conjunction not seen since about 2000 years. We took photos of Jupiter and Venus on June 29th and before…
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How To Add Extra Planets To Celestia

2012 VP113 on Celestia We have been receiving questions about how to add extra planets (models) to Celestia. We listen to what our website visitors ask us, so here’s a detailed tutorial of how to add planets, comets, asteroids, etc., to Celestia. The following tutorial works for objects in our own Solar System. [The guide…
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Dawn Makes It To Ceres

NASA’s probe Dawn is approaching to Ceres. The JPL NASA team is directing the Dawn space probe to the asteroid belt [dwarf] planet Ceres. JPL released the following picture Dawn took at 383, 000 km as the probe gets close to Ceres. Ceres, JPL – NASA The JPL team said they expect to place the…
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