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SOHO Scoops A Picture Of Planets On Parade

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May 9, 2000
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Exclusive images from the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) spacecraft will show four planets marching together on the side of the sun opposite from Earth, near the climax of a line-up of planets that is fascinating amateur astronomers around the world this month. On May 15, Mercury, Venus, Jupiter and Saturn will all be in the field of view of the Large Angle and Spectrometric Coronagraph (LASCO) instrument on SOHO.

Exclusive images from the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) spacecraft will show four planets marching together on the side of the sun opposite from Earth, near the climax of a line-up of planets that is fascinating amateur astronomers around the world this month. On May 15, Mercury, Venus, Jupiter and Saturn will all be in the field of view of the Large Angle and Spectrometric Coronagraph (LASCO) instrument on SOHO.


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National Aeronautics And Space Administration. "SOHO Scoops A Picture Of Planets On Parade." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 9 May 2000. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/05/000508083145.htm>.
National Aeronautics And Space Administration. (2000, May 9). SOHO Scoops A Picture Of Planets On Parade. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 20, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/05/000508083145.htm
National Aeronautics And Space Administration. "SOHO Scoops A Picture Of Planets On Parade." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/05/000508083145.htm (accessed April 20, 2014).

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