Gap Fill - Planets - Level 6


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Five planets in our solar system lined up in a over the weekend in a event called a conjunction. In many of the world, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn could be seen with the eye (without the for a telescope). The rare planetary conjunction was in clear skies before dawn. The AccuWeather website said the best time to view this event was about an hour before sunrise. Astronomer Professor Lucie Green described the event as being, "like a string of pearls spread out from close to the ". Professor Green was particularly happy at seeing Mercury, which is usually to spot. She said: "It is very satisfying [to] see this faint planet."

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