Mars: Cruising the Solar System

Science at NASA reports

June 6, 2005:By the time you finish reading this sentence, you’ll be 25 miles closer to the planet Mars.

Mark October 30th as the best day of all: Mars will rise at sunset, hang overhead at midnight, and “blaze forth against the dark background of space with a splendor that outshines Sirius and rivals the giant Jupiter himself.” That’s how astronomer Percival Lowell described a similar close encounter in the 19th century.

One of these days, maybe, someone will be able to spot a group of shiny oblong things on the surface of Mars or the Moon – what’s that? an Airstream rally?

Meanwhile, its just robots doing pre-rally site inspections.

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