May 10

A Rare Meeting of Planets and Spaceships

Source: NASA

Western view of the horizon after sunset on May 16th, 2010. Created with Stellarium.

This weekend, Venus and the crescent Moon are gathering in the western sky for a spectacular conjunction, and they're not alone. The International Space Station and, very likely, space shuttle Atlantis will join them for a rare four-way meeting of spaceships and planets over many locations. (read more)

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