Astronomy News for the Month of June 2024

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Background screen credits: NGC5775
Imaged March 21/22, 2001
using the 16" Kitt Peak Visitors Center telescope
as part of the Kitt Peak Advanced Observing Program.

"The Hubble Space Telescope captured this view of Titan (top) and Mimas (just above the rings) crossing Saturn together with their shadows as the gas giant approached its last ring-plane crossing in 2009. We are now less than a year from the next crossing." Astronomy Magazine, June 2024, p. 28. - NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team (STSCI/AURA); Acknowledgment: M.M. Wong (STSCI/UC Berkeley) and C. Go (Philippines)

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