Satellites to see Mercury enter spotlight on May 9

Posted by on May 4, 2016 1:29 pm
Categories: Science

It happens only a little more than once a decade and the next chance to see it is Monday, May 9, 2016. Throughout the US, sky watchers can watch Mercury pass between Earth and the sun in a rare astronomical event known as a planetary transit. Three NASA satellites will be providing images of the transit and one of them will have a near-live feed.

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