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Planetrise: Alien World Looms Large in its Neighbor's Sky

21 Jun 2012, 18:05 UTC
Planetrise: Alien World Looms Large in its Neighbor's Sky

June 21, 2012: Few nighttime sights offer more drama than the full Moon rising over the horizon. Now imagine that instead of the Moon, a gas giant planet spanning three times more sky loomed over the molten landscape of a lava world.

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