Friday October 31st the planets Mars and Jupiter are aligned in an arrangement known as heliocentric opposition. The two planets are on opposite sides of the Sun and are approximately 180o apart in heliocentric longitude as measured around the celestial equator. 109 more words
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NASA has just released this image of comet Siding Spring’s close brush past Mars, and it is thrilling.
The image you see above — a fuzzy white comet hovering above a glowing rust-colored planet — is actually a composite of several images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope on Saturday and Sunday. 156 more words
India scripted history on Wednesday,24 September with the success of its Mars mission. As the Mangalyaan entered the Mars orbit, making India the first country in the world to make it to the Red Planet in the first attempt. 53 more words
This article from Slate on the discovery (whisper it) that women generally have a lower weight and a lower metabolic rate than most men, therefore the first manned mission to Mars should be predominantly or all female because it would be cheaper to launch women and keep them fed on Mars. 866 more words