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Mars will burn bright in the sky tonight as it reaches opposition

Mars will burn brightly in the sky as it reaches opposition (Getty/NASA) Mars will shine in the sky on Tuesday night as the planet lines up with Earth, looking big…

Rappelling NASA rover could split in two to explore Mars’ deep craters

NASA JPL took the DuAxel out for a test run in the Mojave Desert. NASA/JPL-Caltech/J.D. Gammell NASA’s car-size Mars rovers are awesome, versatile machines capable of traversing rugged terrain. But they’re…

Mars will appear especially bright Tuesday night, at opposition with the sun

Opposition describes the occasion marked by the sun, Earth and Mars all lining up perfectly. Earth is in the middle, so the sun is on one side while Mars is…

What Is Mars Opposition? How, When And Where To Watch Red Planet Shine Bright

KEY POINTS Mars will be in opposition Oct. 13 A planet is in opposition when it aligns with the Earth and the Sun Viewers can watch the event through Virtual…

Mars Is At Its Best This Week Until 2052. Here’s How You Can Get A Close-Up In A YouTube Telescope

Mars is this week at “opposition.” SSPL via Getty Images Can you see Mars at night? Yes—right now you can see Mars from Earth by looking due east as soon…

China’s Mars Probe Tianwen-1 Sends Home Selfies Captured 15 Million Miles From Earth

KEY POINTS The CNSA released new selfies of Tianwen-1 captured 15 million miles away from Earth The Mars probe took images of itself using a tiny camera ejected from the…

Don’t Miss Your Socially Distanced Date With Mars

Stargazers perk up — Mars is getting big and bright the coming week, as the sun, Earth and Mars line up close to a new moon on the night of…

Mars At Its Brightest Since 2003 As Moon Visits Venus. What You Can See In The Night Sky This Week

Mars comes to “opposition” this week. getty Each week I pick out the northern hemisphere’s celestial highlights (mid-northern latitudes) for the week ahead, but be sure to check my main…

Planet Mars is at its ‘biggest and brightest’

In all its glory: Mars pictured by Damian Peach on 30 September Get out there and look up! Mars is at its biggest and brightest right now as the Red…

Mars is shining extra bright. Here’s why and how to see it.

Mars is putting on quite a show for skywatchers this month. For most of October, Mars will be brighter in the night sky than anything else in its vicinity, offering…