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Friday, August 22, 2003



Mars is Getting Closer

Mars is getting closer...
Mars is getting closer...
Credit: NASA/JPL/MSSS
We figured it's about time someone on this website make mention of pretty rare event that's nearly upon us. Mars has been in the news as of late, and why shouldn't it? On August 27th the planet will be closer to Earth than it has been in 60,000 years. Just how close is close? About 34.6 million miles. Already, Mars is the brightest object in the night sky except for the moon. With a cheap pair of binoculars you can begin to pick out major features on the surface. The nearest Mars will be is 5:51 AM EST on August 27th.

I will also take this time to mention the new Red Colony button, a small 88x31 pixel advertisement you can put on your own site. HTML code is available at the Link to Us page.


- posted by Alex @ 9:46 EST