Mars comes into view

Plenty of great viewing coming up this Sunday morning when Mars will be visible. Despite the warnings you may have heard about this internet hoax… this time it’s for real. The small planet will look bright and rosy in color, but if weather is a deterrent just get online and check out hi-resolution images of Mars. Thousands of images of the surface of Mars were recently released and anyone can feel like an amateur astronomer by visiting hirise.lpl.arizona.edu.

Credit: Mars Closest approach in 2007, hubblesite.orgNASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/ AURA), J. Bell (Cornell University), and M. Wolff (Space Science Institute, Boulder)

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