Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Mars approach

Count slowly to four.

You're now about 25 miles closer to Mars than you were when you started reading. Watch for the two red eyes in the sky on August 27th:

At 3 o'clock in the morning on that date, Mars will rise in the eastern sky alongside the red giant star Aldebaran. The two red lights side-by-side will resemble two eerie, unblinking eyes.
And while Mars is on your mind, why not check the progress of Spirit and Opportunity, still exploring the surface, three years after landing. Another lander Phoenix, is heading for one of the poles.

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