Photos: Rare Celestial Dance Of Jupiter, Venus And Mercury

31 05 2013
This conjunction of Jupiter, Venus and Mercury was shot in Las Vegas with the Stratosphere in the foreground. (Photo by lybrand/ Credit to Yahoo News).

This conjunction of Jupiter, Venus and Mercury was shot in Las Vegas with the Stratosphere in the foreground. (Photo by lybrand/ Credit to Yahoo News).

At the end of May 2013,  Jupiter, Venus and Mercury form a celestial triangle in the night sky.

The three planets shine together in a triangle formation low in the western sky in a planetary meet-up known as a conjunction.

We can even see them with naked eyes if the sky is clear and the place is not too bright.

This cosmic show is so special spectacular because it includes the three brightest planets visible in the May night sky.

Venus is the brightest of the trio, with Jupiter a close second and Mercury coming in third.

Flickr photographers snapped awesome photos of this very rare and special event.

Please click the photos for larger images:





Our Solar System

13 06 2012

There used to be 9 planets and more than 170 moons in our solar system.

The 9 planets are Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto.

But in August 2006, the International Astronomical Union decided to re-classify Pluto as a “dwarf planet”, and not in the same category as the 8 planets.

So now there are 8 planets in the solar system.

Each planet goes around the Sun on its own path called orbit.

Anyway we cannot see the paths because they are invisible.

Earth takes about 365 days to orbit the Sun.

This is called one Earth year.

And each moons moves around its planet in its own orbit.

The size of the planet from the smallest to the biggest:

  1. Mercury

  2. Mars

  3. Venus

  4. Earth

  5. Neptune

  6. Uranus

  7. Saturn

  8. Jupiter

On April 12, 1961, Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin became the first person who went to space.

People travel to space in a spacecraft or spaceship.





Aliens in Jupiter 3

25 06 2010

Please click here for Aliens From Jupiter 2

Written and illustrated by: Ahmad Ali

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Kamosa's spaceship.

It was Kamosa’s spaceship! Kamosa left it on planet Earth the last time he went to Earth to visit his friends. Kamosa met Goplaga on planet Earth. Goplaga invited Kamosa to fly in his spaceship to Saturn. Then Kamosa’s human friends sent Kamosa’s spaceship from Earth to Saturn.

Kamosa's spaceship flying to Neptune from Saturn.

Kamosa invited Goplaga for a trip to Neptune. Over there Goplaga and Kamosa met the Neptune alien named Hilama. Hilama has two purple wings, light blue face and one red eye.

Hilama, the alien from Neptune.

Kamosa wanted to play the ‘4 players chess’, but Kamosa left the cheess set in Goplaga’s room on Saturn. Kamosa was very sad…

Goplaga heard his iPhone ringing.

The next day, Goplaga’s iPhone reminded him of Kamosa’s birthday. When Goplaga heard the reminder ringing, Goplaga rushed to Alien Express and bought another ‘4 players chess’ set.

Alien Express

To be continued in Aliens From Jupiter 4.





A Smiling Face In The Sky

3 12 2008

Last night I saw a sweet smiling face in the sky.

It was very beautiful.smiley-in-the-sky2

The eyes were made up of two planets.

They were Planet Jupiter and Planet Venus.

The mouth was the crescent.

But there was no nose.

It was smiling at me.

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It looked like my drawing when I was little.

But in my drawing the eyes were stars.





Auntie Moon’s house

11 10 2008

I went to Auntie Moon‘s house on the way back to KL.

Auntie Moon‘s house is in Kemaman.

Kemaman is inTerengganu.

Terengganu is in Malaysia.

Malaysia is in Asia.

Asia is in planet Earth.

Auntie Moon‘s house is a very beautiful house.

It has 4 rooms.

Auntie Moon has a swing in her garden.

She also has a big plasma TV.

There is a big fish pond inside the house.

There are 3 bridges crossing the pond.

Inside the pond, there are lots of fishes.

Auntie Moon let me feed fishes.

I ate chicken rice at Auntie Moon‘s house.

The chicken rice is so tasty.

I like to visit Auntie Moon‘s house.

I like Auntie Moon because she is very nice.

I like Uncle Kamil too because he is very nice too.








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