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The images were tweeted by the NASA Hubble Telescope’s official handle.(Twitter/@NASAHubble)

NASA shares 4 most liked 2020 Hubble images, asks netizens to pick their fave. Which one is yours?

By Sanya Budhiraja | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 31, 2020 08:46 AM IST
In a subsequent tweet, NASA stated that netizens liked the image of the ‘Cosmic Reef’ the best.
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The image is a screengrab from the video shared by Abhay K. on YouTube.(YouTube/@Abhay K)
The image is a screengrab from the video shared by Abhay K. on YouTube.(YouTube/@Abhay K)

Indian diplomat-poet releases video of cosmic anthems to mark great conjunction of Jupiter, Saturn

By Asian News International | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury | Antananarivo, Madagascar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 22, 2020 09:53 AM IST
The video takes one on a virtual journey across our solar system.
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Jupiter and Saturn appear about one-tenth of a degree apart during an astronomical event known as a Great Conjunction above Mt. Tamalpais in Larkspur, California.(AP)
Jupiter and Saturn appear about one-tenth of a degree apart during an astronomical event known as a Great Conjunction above Mt. Tamalpais in Larkspur, California.(AP)

‘Great Conjunction’: Rare alignment of Jupiter, Saturn wows sky gazers

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Mallika Soni | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 09:43 AM IST
Hundreds of space fans also gathered in Kolkata to watch the “Great Conjunction” through a telescope at Birla Industrial and Technological Museum in the city, or from surrounding rooftops and open areas though the winter fog partially hindered the view.
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To mark the special occasion, Google has shared an animated doodle and you may find it adorable.(Google)
To mark the special occasion, Google has shared an animated doodle and you may find it adorable.(Google)

The great conjunction: Jupiter hi-fives Saturn in Google’s special doodle, NASA shares tweet too

By Srimoyee Chowdhury | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 21, 2020 03:08 PM IST
The Google doodle shows the two planets in the place of the letters ‘O, in the Google logo, coming closer to give each other a hi-five.
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Winter Solstice, which will begin on Monday, is that day of the year when we see fewest hours of daylight.(Representative)
Winter Solstice, which will begin on Monday, is that day of the year when we see fewest hours of daylight.(Representative)

Winter Solstice 2020: When will it begin in India and why is it so special this year

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Mallika Soni | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 21, 2020 11:20 AM IST
This year, the day is special as it coincides with a stunning celestial event - the ‘Great Conjunction’ of Jupiter and Saturn, happening after nearly 400 years.
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The conjunction is popularly known as the ‘Christmas Star’, which, according to the Bible, was the star that guided the three wise men to baby Jesus.((NASA))
The conjunction is popularly known as the ‘Christmas Star’, which, according to the Bible, was the star that guided the three wise men to baby Jesus.((NASA))

Today’s great conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn comes after nearly 400 years

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Nilavro Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 09:30 AM IST
Apart from being the first time in nearly 400 years the planetary giants have been this close to one another, this is also the first time in 800 years that the alignment will occur at night.
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It will be the closest Jupiter-Saturn pairing since July 1623, when the two planets appeared a little nearer.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
It will be the closest Jupiter-Saturn pairing since July 1623, when the two planets appeared a little nearer.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Jupiter, Saturn merging in night sky, closest in centuries

By Associated Press | Posted by Kunal Gaurav | Cape Canaveral
PUBLISHED ON DEC 18, 2020 09:22 PM IST
Astronomers say so-called conjunctions between the two largest planets in our solar system aren’t particularly rare. Jupiter passes its neighbor Saturn in their respective laps around the sun every 20 years.
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In most major cities across India, the conjunction could be seen just after sunset.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo for representation)
In most major cities across India, the conjunction could be seen just after sunset.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo for representation)

Great conjunction of Jupiter-Saturn to dazzle skygazers after 397 years on Dec 21

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma | Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON DEC 07, 2020 11:03 AM IST
In the run-up to the date, both planets will appear to progressively come closer to each other, with every passing day.
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Image of Jupiter captured by Nasa’s Juno Mission (representational image).(Twitter/@NASAJPL)
Image of Jupiter captured by Nasa’s Juno Mission (representational image).(Twitter/@NASAJPL)

For first time in nearly 800 years, Jupiter and Saturn will look like ‘double planet’

By Trisha Sengupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2020 07:08 PM IST
According to Rice University astronomer Patrick Hartigan, two of the largest planets of our solar system, Jupiter and Saturn, will appear close and will look like a ‘double planet’.
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This new Saturn image was taken during summer in the planet’s northern hemisphere.(Twitter/@NASAHubble)
This new Saturn image was taken during summer in the planet’s northern hemisphere.(Twitter/@NASAHubble)

NASA’s summertime on Saturn image amazes people

By Asian News International | Posted By: Trisha Sengupta | Baltimore
PUBLISHED ON JUL 24, 2020 10:28 AM IST
“Amazing,” wrote a Twitter user while commenting on the post.
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Jupiter, which the astronomer said would be the brightest object in the sky, will be close by Saturn in the western horizon and implored all people to enjoy the celestial spectacle. (representational image)(Unsplash)
Jupiter, which the astronomer said would be the brightest object in the sky, will be close by Saturn in the western horizon and implored all people to enjoy the celestial spectacle. (representational image)(Unsplash)

Five planets were visible with naked eyes on Sunday

By Asian News International | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury | Bengaluru
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2020 02:46 PM IST
Mercury is usually not visible to the naked eye, but if the sky is clear then it will be easily visible today,” astronomer RC Kapoor said.
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Saturn’s moon Titan is seen here as it orbits the planet. Below Titan are the shadows cast by Saturn’s rings. This natural color view was created by combining six images captured by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft on May 6, 2012.(Photo Credit: NASA/ JPL-Caltech/Spac Science Institute)
Saturn’s moon Titan is seen here as it orbits the planet. Below Titan are the shadows cast by Saturn’s rings. This natural color view was created by combining six images captured by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft on May 6, 2012.(Photo Credit: NASA/ JPL-Caltech/Spac Science Institute)

Saturn’s moon Titan moving away from it 100 times faster than expected

By hindustantimes.com |Edited by Anubha Rohatgi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2020 03:21 PM IST
The fact was discovered using data collected during NASA’s Cassini spacecraft to study Saturn and some of its moons which revealed that Titan, one of Saturn’s 80 moons, is moving away from the planet at a rate of about four inches per year.
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Sushant Singh Rajput claims these are Jupiter, Saturn and Mars.
Sushant Singh Rajput claims these are Jupiter, Saturn and Mars.

Sushant Singh Rajput spots Jupiter, Saturn, Mars ‘hugging each other’ in clear night sky, shares pic

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2020 12:18 PM IST
Sushant Singh Rajput, who has been stargazing through the lockdown period, shared a picture of planets Jupiter, Saturn and Mars together. Here’s what social media users think of it.
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Three of Saturn's moons - Tethys, above, Enceladus, second left, and Mimas, as seen from the Cassini spacecraft.(AP Photo)
Three of Saturn's moons - Tethys, above, Enceladus, second left, and Mimas, as seen from the Cassini spacecraft.(AP Photo)

Saturn surpasses Jupiter to become new moon king

By Indo Asian News Service | Washington
PUBLISHED ON OCT 08, 2019 01:43 PM IST
A team from Carnegie Institute of Science has found 20 new moons orbiting Saturn, taking the total number of moons orbiting the planet to 82. Jupiter has 79 moons.
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Drone to fly on Saturn's moon

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2019 11:52 AM IST
Nasa is sending a dual-quadcopter drone to explore the surface of Titan, Saturn’s largest moon. Named Dragonfly, the mission will search for hints of life on a world similar to primordial Earth.
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For its next mission in our solar system, NASA plans to fly a drone copter to Saturn’s largest moon Titan in search of the building blocks of life(AP)
For its next mission in our solar system, NASA plans to fly a drone copter to Saturn’s largest moon Titan in search of the building blocks of life(AP)

NASA plans to send a drone to Saturn’s largest moon

By Agence France-Presse | Washington
PUBLISHED ON JUN 28, 2019 09:54 AM IST
It is the only celestial body besides our planet known to have liquid rivers, lakes and seas on its surface, though these contain hydrocarbons like methane and ethane, not water.
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Saturn’s iconic rings are being rapidly pulled apart into a dusty rain of ice particles under the influence of the planet’s magnetic field, NASA scientists say.(File Photo)
Saturn’s iconic rings are being rapidly pulled apart into a dusty rain of ice particles under the influence of the planet’s magnetic field, NASA scientists say.(File Photo)

Saturn losing its iconic rings rapidly: NASA

By Press Trust of India | Washington
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2018 12:44 PM IST
Scientists have long wondered if Saturn was formed with the rings or if the planet acquired them later in life.
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