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Venus and Jupiter putting on dazzling evening show

In the sky Even in the cities, Venus and Jupiter are coming together as two notably bright planets in the early night skies. By the end of this month they will come so visually close to each other they could both be covered by a five cent coin held at arms length.

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Despite social media fakes, the real eclipse shines through

It was windless, sunny and -18C for yesterday’s total eclipse of the sun around Svalbard, but for a while real photos and videos of the rare equinox eclipse were swamped by garbage posted on social media.

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The strangest of solar eclipses is only hours away

And now, for something completely different Later today, 20 March 2015, when the sun rises for the only time that it can this year at the North Pole, it will be briefly eclipsed by the moon, and a ‘super’ moon at that.

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Eclipse alert: Sunset will be a bit unusual today in SE Australia

Things will look just a little bit different this afternoon close to sunset from Tasmania and up through Victoria into NSW. But don’t get too excited. Or do anything as silly as staring directly at the sun, not even for a second.

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Killer asteroid hunter finds Mars ‘menace’ instead

Astronomy, not planes and the occasional train NASA has an unexpected problem, one that risks severe damage to research satellites orbiting Mars, yet could deliver close up studies of a recently discovered comet that will pass very close to the red planet this October.

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It’s dusk, and two Comets show themselves

Outback, beyond the city lights, two comets are visibly falling toward  the sun.  They are observable only after sunset.

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Totally off topic: When the sun went out over FNQ

And now for something totally different. The best images and videos made of the recent eclipse of the sun in far northern Queensland.

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