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the temporal property of two things happening at the same time

the state of being joined together

an uninflected function word that serves to conjoin words or phrases or clauses or sentences

the grammatical relation between linguistic units (words or phrases or clauses) that are connected by a conjunction

(astronomy) apparent meeting or passing of two or more celestial bodies in the same degree of the zodiac

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4 at discovery, when the galaxy had just come out of solar conjunction.
The scientist explained that over the next one and half year, STEREO mission will embark on superior solar conjunction which will continue to collect data from the sun 24 hours a day.
Jupiter suffers a solar conjunction on June 19, but moves briskly west of the Sun to become visible as a morning object in Gemini during the latter stages of July.
The Curiosity team plans to drill again to confirm the findings, but they have to wait: technical problems required a rover reboot, delaying science operations, and solar conjunction blocked communication with the rover during much of April.
A Mars solar conjunction -- when the Red Planet, sun and Earth are aligned -- happens about once every 26 months, so this isn't NASA's first rodeo.
Recent observations as the comet has reappeared after solar conjunction confirm that it is on track to become a naked-eye object in the western evening sky in the last two weeks of March.
As the planet re-emerged in the morning sky following solar conjunction, the NTB's impressively dark orange appearance and the chaotic disturbance surrounding it left no doubt that the predicted outbreak had indeed begun.
The planet is heading towards solar conjunction in 2013, and as I write this note in 2012 early November it is less than 5 arcsec in diameter and in extreme southern declination.
MESSENGER completed its first perihelion passage from orbit , its first superior solar conjunction from orbit and its first orbit-correction maneuver this week.
Clicking on any object displayed on the screen brings up the Info panel with detailed object information, including astrophysical data as well as observationally useful information such as rise, transit, and set times (with accompanying azimuths), and approximate dates of midnight transit and solar conjunction.
The planet is heading for solar conjunction on April 18 and will therefore not be conveniently placed until July.
In ancient Egypt, for example, the calendar was based on when Sirius first appeared in the morning sky following solar conjunction.
The quiet period ended in dramatic fashion in early 2012, just before solar conjunction.
Meanwhile, Spirit and Opportunity survived the worst part of the southern-hemisphere winter and a 12-day communication disruption during solar conjunction.
After perihelion and solar conjunction in 2011 December the comet became circumpolar for northern hemisphere observers in 2012 February as it entered Draco at a declination of 50[degrees].