Photo: Neptune Easier to Spot Now, Thanks to Jupiter



In 1989 the Voyager 2 spacecraft took a series of images of distant Neptune, including this picture of the gas giant and its large dark spot.

Staring on the morning of May 27, 2009, and lasting for a few days, Neptune will be easier to spot from Earth because it will be in conjunction with Jupiter, or seemingly close to its brighter neighbor in the night sky.

Image courtesy NASA/JPL


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