/ 29 March 2023

Some cool celestial developments

Image source: Getty
Image source: Getty

Stargazers will be treated to a rare sight over the next few weeks as Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Uranus align with the moon in the night sky. The so-called ‘planetary parade’ can be seen anywhere in the world – all you need are a pair of binoculars, clear skies and a good view of the western horizon right after sunset. Different planets align in the sky every so often – the last was a 5-planet lineup last year. And while we’re talking astronomy, a new study has found tiny glass beads on the lunar surface could contain billions of tonnes of extractable water. Scientists are saying it’s a massive breakthrough in space agencies’ bids to set up base on the moon, as it would provide an accessible source of water, hydrogen, and oxygen. It could also prove a very profitable venture for the more spiritually inclined…

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