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Heads up! Jupiter-Saturn conjunction Monday but clouds may spoil rare event

Three celestial bodies made a pretty close appearance in the twilight skies after sunset over the past two nights (Dec 16 and 17). Simultaneous with the Jupiter-Saturn great conjunction this year is the winter solstice . To us, it'll look like they're a tenth of a degree apart; NASA said that at arm's length, a pinky finger could cover both planets. "Some are greater than others because their elliptical orbits do not always bring them as close together from our perspective on Earth".

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Biden builds team to combat climate change

Donald Trump's presidency has been marked by efforts to boost oil and gas production while rolling back government efforts meant to safeguard the environment. Those appointments include Secretary Of Interior Nominee Congresswoman Deb Haaland , who would be the first Native American to serve in a US cabinet post.

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China's Chang'e 5 brings Moon samples back to Earth

A Chinese lunar capsule returned to Earth on Thursday with the first fresh rock samples from the moon in more than 40 years, providing an opportunity for new insights into the history of the solar system. They could also provide clues about the availability of economically viable resources on the moon , such as concentrated hydrogen and oxygen, Jalif said.

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Jupiter and Saturn to align creating ‘Christmas Star’

A conjunction is when two objects look very close to the naked eye in our sky, but the conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn is called a great conjunction and only happens once every 20 years. But Larson doubts an app will be necessary. There was a Great Conjunction back in 1623, however astronomers predict next week's event will be visible around the world and not lost in the sun's glare.

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Canada will send astronaut around the moon in deal with U.S.

Also present on the live-streamed teleconference were CSA astronauts David Saint-Jacques, Jeremy Hansen, Jenni Sidey-Gibbons, and Joshua Kutryk. One of the four will be making a trip around the moon. "The Treaty also confirms a second flight for a Canadian astronaut to the Lunar Gateway ". Bains later said in an interview with The Canadian Press that the two flights as well as the Canadarm project and other robotics programs on the Lunar Gateway are included in the almost $2 billion set ...

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Canada getting 168K Moderna vaccine doses before year end

Canada will be picking up the Moderna vaccine, unlike Pfizer, who delivers the doses to the sites directly. Canada made a deal to receive 249,000 Pfizer doses this month, and by next week 230,000 of those doses will have landed. The vaccine will go towards remote and Indigenous communities. Employees at UW Medical Center-Montlake and Swedish Hospital's First Hill campus in Seattle are among the first people who will receive the Pfizer vaccine.


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