10 amazing daytime astronomy sights

Don’t let the longer days during the summer spoil your astronomy – here are ten sights you can see even when the Sun is in the sky.

Safety first

Warning! If you are attempting to view any of the objects mentioned here, you need to be very careful especially if using a telescope or other optical aid, as even a glimpse of the Sun through any optics, unless properly filtered, including a camera lens, can severely damage your eyesight!

1. The Moon

Yes, you can see the Moon in the daytime! In fact, you’ve probably noticed it and wondered why

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Martian spring was surprisingly warm, said planetary

REMS weather station on board the Mars rover Curiosity has found that the advancing Martian spring was surprisingly warm, said at a press conference in Madrid, representatives of the scientific team that controls the operation of this device.

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Curiosity rover landed on Mars on August 6, during the early Martian spring. The landing place — down Bradbury — in the southern hemisphere of the Red Planet, by 4.5 degrees south latitude.

"The average temperature was about 6 degrees Celsius in the daytime and minus 70 degrees Celsius at night. About half the daily temperature was above zero,"

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