NASA probe snaps ‘great conjunction’ photo of Jupiter and Saturn from the moon


(Image credit: NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University)

A moon-orbiting probe got a stunning up-close view of the “great conjunction” of Jupiter and Saturn from Earth’s rocky satellite. 

Monday (Dec. 21), Jupiter and Saturn appeared closer in the night sky than they had in about 800 years during what’s known as a “great conjunction.” People all around the globe watched and photographed the planets, which looked almost like a single, bright “star” in the sky. However, us Earthlings weren’t the only ones who got a celestial show. 

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