August 27, 2016 was the conjunction of Jupiter and Venus. Sky’s 2 brightest planets. Closest conjunction of any 2 planets in 2016.
The August 27, 2016 Wyoming earthquake took place at 2:47 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time (2047 UTC). Many reports of shaking.
August 27, 2016 earthquake in western Wyoming.
The Juno spacecraft will be about 2,500 miles (4,200 km) above Jupiter’s swirling clouds. No other spacecraft has ever orbited Jupiter this closely.
This dual view of Jupiter was taken on August 23, 2016, when NASA's Juno spacecraft was 2.8 million miles (4.4 million km) from the gas giant planet on the inbound leg of its initial 53.5-day capture orbit. Image via NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS
For 90 years, science’s favorite explanation for the origin of life has been the “primordial soup”. But recent research adds weight to an alternative idea.
Image via NOAA.