[Chaos-l] 6 planets line up in the pre-dawn sky this weekend
rtphokie at gmail.com
Fri Apr 29 12:38:23 EDT 2011
... and for another week or two after that. Venus, Jupiter and Mars
should be visible around 5:30-6am with the moon just over them this
weekend. Mercury might be visible depending on conditions. Uranus
and Neptune are nearby as well but far dimmer.
For those of you following the launch of STS-134, it was scrubbed a
few minutes ago for today due to failures in a power unit. Astronauts
were in the van on the way to the pad and got word to turnaround.
Minimum 48 hour turnaround puts them in a 10 minute launch window
centered right at 3pm Sunday. This problem may take more than 2 days
to troubleshoot and get the shuttle configured again for flight.
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