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Spacecraft spies Saturn, Mars, Earth

Maybe you’ve seen Saturn and Mars close together in the sky recently? NASA’s Stereo-A probe caught Saturn and Mars … with Earth in between.

View larger.  | May 21, 2016 image via Stereo-A.

View larger. | May 21, 2016 image via NASA/ Stereo-A.

Special thanks to Corey S. Powell (@coreyspowell) on Twitter!

Want to see Saturn and Mars in the sky? They’re at their best now, ascending in the east after sunset, visible from around the world. The bright red star Antares in the constellation Scorpius forms a prominent triangle with Saturn and Mars on the sky’s dome.

Let brilliant Mars guide you to the planet Saturn and the star Antares for months to come.

Let brilliant Mars guide you to the planet Saturn and the star Antares for months to come.

Bottom line: NASA’s Stereo-A probe caught Saturn and Mars … with Earth in between.

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