NASA определилось с жильем для первых колонистов Марса

The planet was observed near opposition, when the Sun, Earth and Mars are lined up, with Earth sitting in between the Sun and Mars.

The Red Planet will appear super bright with an orange-red tint making it almost impossible to miss in the nighttime sky.

Mars and Earth will be the closest together since August 2013, and Perth stargazers will have some of the best views on Earth.

But, when and where can I see it?

That was the closest we've been to Mars since 57,617 BC.


On July 31 Mars and Earth closer to the maximum.

When Mars slowly approaches what astronomers call opposition, it and the Sun are on opposite sides of the Earth. The next close approach, meanwhile, in 2020, will be 38.6 million miles (62 million kilometers), according to NASA.

While Mars is getting all the headlines in August, Jupiter and Saturn are also fantastic telescope targets, with Jupiter's moons and Saturn's ring system. But this is not the closest encounter between the two planets.

Telescopes staffed by employees and local volunteers will provide visitors viewing opportunities of the Red Planet.


Terraforming or creating a habitable environment on Mars, that would allow humans to explore it without life support, is still a far-fetched dream, say scientists who found that existing technologies are incapable of forming an Earth-like atmosphere on the red planet.

On this night, Mars came strikingly close to Earth on its orbit, approaching within 35.8 million miles of our home planet. In the evening, half-an-hour after sunset, looking towards the sky opposite direction to sunset, one can spot planet Mars between East and South East direction.

In some cases, as the two planets get closer to each other, the Earth - being closer to the sun - comes between the star and the red planet.

However, for all the space enthusiasts out there, you can still witness the phenomenon in all its glory as NASA's Griffith Observatory is hosting a live stream on YouTube. Mars makes close approaches to earth every 15 or 17 years, but this is the first time since 2003 that the Red Planet is arriving this close, officials of KSSTM, which functions under the Education Department, said. For some time he will be in the sky the brightest point.


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