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December 21, 2020

#2401: Conjunction


[Caption above the first panel:]

What people imagine astronomers observing a conjunction are like

[Cueball and Ponytail are both looking through telescopes at the conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn.]

Cueball: 6.15 arcminutes!

Ponytail: Stupendous! This confirms Einstein!

[Caption above the second panel:]

What they’re actually like

[The same picture with different spoken sentences.]

Cueball: Wow! Look how close they are!

Ponytail: It’s so cool!!

Cueball: Now kiiiisssss!!

Ponytail: Dooo iiit!