Monday, 22 October, 2018

'Impossible' to make Mars like Earth with current technology - NASA study

Matt Damon in The Martian
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Aidan Monaghan Matt Damon in The Martian Credit Aidan Monaghan
Frank Williams | 01 August, 2018, 14:07

Mars is already brighter than usual and will shine even more- and appear bigger - as Tuesday nears.

But stick with us because this morning Mars will be just 35.8 million miles (57.6 million kilometres) away from Earth. With Mars and the Sun on either sides and Earth in the middle, the three celestial bodies will be in a straight line on Tuesday.

Right now, the red planet is on its closest approach to Earth in 15 years.

And Cami said, although the red planet makes its closest approach to Earth tonight, that doesn't mean that tomorrow it won't been seen.

The best view of Mars happened early Tuesday morning, but you can still see it Tuesday night, from anywhere in the world, if you simply look up. However, because Mars's orbit is elliptical sometimes Mars get's a lot closer to the earth.

But, there will be another Mars close encounter in October 2020 when the distance between Mars and Earth will be 38.6 million miles. It was the closest Mars had been to Earth in 60,000 years, according to NASA. A close encounter with Earth like this won't happen again until the year 2287.

Isner reaches Atlanta Open semifinals for 9th straight year
The top seed dropped the first set against eighth seed Harrison, but fought back to clinch a 5-7 6-3 6-4 victory. The American was pushed to three sets by German sixth seed Mischa Zverev before he prevailed 7-5 4-6 6-1.

Mars gets closest to Earth on July 31: What is Mars' opposition? In the video, you can see telescopic imagery of the Red Planet, conversations between scientists as they observe the night sky, and guest appearances by a number of people, including "Star Trek: Voyager" actor Tim Russ, and former NASA astronaut Buzz Aldrin.

The minimum distance from the Earth to Mars is about 33.9 million miles (54.6 million kilometers), and is rarely achieved.

Starting today, Mars will also appear to shrink in size to observers due to the goring distance between Earth and the Red Planet.

It will grow fainter in the sky by mid-August as the two planets move further from each other.

If you're having a good look out of the window you need to look to the southwestern sky and it should be visible low on the southwestern horizon with the moon shining to the upper left, according to Space.com.

Observatories across the U.S. are hosting viewing events today to mark the occasion.

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