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Flirting with futility

Some phenomena can be challenging to find, but well worth the effort.

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With sky observing, as in most things, success is more satisfying than failure. If you want to show people Saturn’s rings, there is no upside to turbulent air blurring those rings into an incoherent mess. So why attempt an observation whose chance of success is negligible?

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Explore NASA's missions to Saturn, Pluto and Jupiter in this free PDF curated by Astronomy magazine.