Rare Double Planet Sighting This Week
By GHS Physics/Astro Classes on February 3, 2013, 2:40pm Last modified: February 6, 2013, 4:14pm
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[IMAGE: Sky & Telescope Magazine Online ]
We are in for an astronomical treat this Thursday & Friday (February 7th and 8th). The two smallest planets, Mars & Mercury, will be so close to each other it will look like they will collide.
Let’s take a closer look at these two baby planets.