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Star Watch: Trio of brightest planets gathering

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Posted: Sunday, May 12, 2013 11:41 pm

These next two weeks, the three currently brightest planets draw steadily closer together. By Sunday, May 26, the trio — Venus, Jupiter and Mercury — will form its amazing, most compact gathering. On that night, your thumb held out at arm’s length might be able to cover the triple brightness of all three.

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