Planets and Moon in Taurus

Planets and Moon in Taurus

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Credit: REV. RONALD ROYER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Planetary conjunction. Optical image of a conjunction between the Moon and the planets Jupiter and Saturn in the constellation Taurus. The Moon is at centre left. Jupiter is above and right of the Moon at upper centre, with Saturn above and right of Jupiter. The bright star directly below Jupiter is Aldebaran (Alpha Tauri) in Taurus. The V- shaped group of stars seen beside Aldebaran is the Hyades star cluster. The Pleiades, another star cluster, is seen above Jupiter at upper right. Photographed in spring 2001.

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Keywords: 2001, aldebaran, alpha tauri, astronomy, cluster, conjunction, cosmology, hyades, jupiter, night sky, optical image, planet, planetary, planets, pleiades, saturn, science, solar system, space, spring, star clusters, taurus, zodiac, zodiacal

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