|Five planets line up 'like string of pearls'
Five planets have lined up in a space event called a conjunction. We could see Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn without a telescope. The rare planetary conjunction was best before dawn, about an hour before sunrise. An astronomer said it was, "like a string of pearls spread out from close to the horizon". She was very happy at seeing Mercury, which is usually hard to see. She said: "It is very satisfying [to] see this faint twinkling planet."