#jupiter

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
WASP-62b carries uncanny resemblance to Jupiter in size. (Photo credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • WASP-62b, a gas giant, was first detected in 2012
  • The discovery was made by astronomers from the Center for Astrophysics at Harvard & Smithsonian
  • The scientists however could not study WASP-62b atmosphere until now

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
The Hubble telescope, used to take the photos, is one of the largest and most versatile, well known both as a vital research tool and as a public relations boon for astronomy. (Photo credit: Instagram/@Nasahubble)

  • Jupiter has the most powerful auroras in the solar system
  • The pictures, released about 23 years ago, were taken by the Hubble Telescope
  • Jupiter’s northern and southern auroras were taken in ultraviolet light by Hubble

.Paris, France
Earth witnessed the rare celestial event, first to occur in 400 years. (Representative image/Pixabay)

  • This "great conjunction" occurred fortuitously on the winter solstice for those in the Northern Hemisphere
  • Optimal "conjunction" took place at 1822 GMT
  • The last time Jupiter and Saturn nuzzled up this close was in 1623

.Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
The phenomenon will happen after 1623! (Photo Credit: Google)

  • The conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn after it was last seen in 1623
  • The two slow-moving planets will be just 0.1 degrees apart
  • Google has created an animated Doodle showing Saturn giving Jupiter a high-five

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Jupiter and Saturn will be seen very close to each other and will appear like a bright star on Decemeber 21. (Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • Jupiter and Saturn have not been this close since 1623
  • The conjunction can be witnessed in most major Indian cities just after sunset on that day
  • The physical distance between the two planets will be around 735 million km on December 21 night