Jupiter and Saturn will come close enough to form first ‘double planet’ visible in nearly 800 years

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Period4 Dec 2020

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  • TitleJupiter and Saturn will come close enough to form first ‘double planet’ visible in nearly 800 years
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletWashington Post
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited States of America
    Date4/12/20
    DescriptionIn the complex dance of the cosmos, two celestial bodies are about to partner up.
    Jupiter and Saturn often look far apart — two separate specks puncturing different parts of the night sky. But later this month, the two largest planets in the solar system will come so close to each other that they may appear to be overlapping, according to NASA, creating a kind of “double planet” that has not been visible since the Middle Ages.
    Producer/AuthorTeo Armus
    URLhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/12/04/jupiter-saturn-double-planet/
    PersonsMichael Brown

Keywords

  • Astronomy
  • Space
  • Jupiter
  • Saturn