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New Horizons will deliver best view of Pluto

Greetings, stargazers.

I hope you enjoyed the recent planetary conjunction in the western sky. From our perspective, Venus and Jupiter are now slowly separating from each other after their closest approach June 30. Although they appeared very close in the sky, Jupiter is more than 10 times farther away than Venus.

If that...

Charles Hakes is an assistant professor in the physics and engineering department at Fort Lewis College and is director of the Fort Lewis Observatory. He can be reached at hakes_c@fortlewis.edu

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