Picture of the Day: Jupiter and Venus Gleam Above the Atlantic

By Robinson Meyer
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In this picture, taken last week near Buenos Aires, Venus and Jupiter gleam above the sea, joined by the star Aldebaran below and to the right. The dwarf planets Vesta and Ceres, normally invisible to the naked eye, were also captured. NASA points them out in its version of this photograph, available at its Astronomy Picture of the Day site.

Updated: Article's title corrected to reflect accurate ocean. Oof.

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