NASA’s “Astronomy Picture of the Day” taken by PhD astrophysics student

1 Sep 2016

For their "Astronomy Picture of the Day" for Thursday 1 September 2016, NASA has selected a photo contribution by PhD astrophysics student, Josh Calcino.  The stunning photo shows the conjunction of Mercury, Venus and Jupiter with the setting of the sun, the galaxy (and Mars and Saturn also in the picture).  For his thesis, Josh is working on gravitational micro-lensing and is supervised by Professor Tamara Davis.

View the full photo by Josh Calcino (and details), taken near Lake Wivenhoe in South-East Queensland, on:

Congratulations Josh!