In recent decades, over 4,000 extrasolar planets have been confirmed beyond our Solar System. With so many planets available for study, astronomers have learned a great deal about the types of planets that exist out there and what kind of conditions are prevalent.
Planetary alignment August, 2020
Saturn, Jupiter, and the Moon in the eastern night sky.
NASA’s Juno Spacecraft in Orbit Around Mighty Jupiter
After an almost five-year journey to the solar system’s largest planet, NASA’s Juno spacecraft successfully entered Jupiter’s orbit during a 35-minute engine burn.
Source: NASA’s Juno Spacecraft in Orbit Around Mighty Jupiter
Venus/Saturn Conjunction – January 2016 Night Sky
A conjunction between Venus and Saturn in the SE sky shot from my front yard. The star Antares is below and slightly to the right. I did some toning in Photoshop to brighten the stars, but they’re still hard to see at this size.