What’s Up: February 2019 Skywatching Tips from NASA

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What’s Up: February 2019 Skywatching Tips from NASA

Post by steveareno225 » February 5th, 2019, 1:00 pm

What’s Up: February 2019 Skywatching Tips from NASA

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Published on Feb 4, 2019

What can you see in the February sky? Stars and planets with distinct red and blue colors, like Mars and Sirius. February also brings some pretty pairings with Venus, Saturn and the Moon, and the best opportunity of the year to catch a glimpse of Mercury. We also point out locations in the sky of several destinations recently visited by NASA spacecraft.

Download still images from this video, along with the transcript and the video itself at https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/resource...

Presenter voice: Jennifer Corbilla, NASA-JPL

—About asteroid Bennu—

An ancient relic of our solar system’s early days, Bennu has seen more than 4.5 billion years of history. Scientists think that within 10 million years of our solar system’s formation, Bennu’s present-day composition was already established. Bennu likely broke off from a much larger carbon-rich asteroid about 700 million to 2 billion years ago. It likely formed in the Main Asteroid Belt between Mars and Jupiter, and has drifted much closer to Earth since then. Because its materials are so old, Bennu may contain organic molecules similar to those that could have been involved with the start of life on Earth.

More about Bennu: https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/asteroid...

—Links to additional info—
Information about all of NASA’s missions: https://www.nasa.gov
- InSight mission to Mars website: https://mars.nasa.gov/insight
- OSIRIS-REx mission website: https://www.asteroidmission.org

Additional astronomy & skywatching info from NASA’s Night Sky Network: https://nightsky.jpl.nasa.gov

More video content from NASA: https://www.youtube.com/user/NASAtele...
More video content from NASA-JPL: https://www.youtube.com/user/JPLnews

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Re: What’s Up: February 2019 Skywatching Tips from NASA

Post by RaleighLem » February 16th, 2019, 6:23 am

Never heard of the asteroid Bennu before. Very interesting stuff!

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