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Why Mars looks brighter in the night sky

Why Mars looks brighter in the night sky

During its opposition, Mars came as close as only 57.6 million kilometers (35.7 million miles) away from Earth.

Mars is already brighter than usual and will shine even more- and appear bigger - as Tuesday nears. The minimum distance from the Earth to Mars is about 33.9 million miles. It will be visible high in the sky on the right side of the moon at around midnight.

Each habitat must have enough room to comfortably house four people for up to a year, TechCrunch reports, and would be "largely assembled autonomously", meaning machines must complete most of the building process, with minimal human intervention. "Assuming the skies are clear, you'll actually be able to see features on the surface". Producing abundant oxygen, warm weather, and arable land on the Red Planet has been the stuff of science fiction going back to Edgar Rice Burroughs-and it seems the idea is destined to stay fiction for now. It's like a star, but it's a planet.

If you missed it, don't believe any insane stories you may hear about its apparent size.

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In a television interview in January, Moreno described Assange's stay as an "inherited problem" and "more than a nuisance". Efforts to have an arrest warrant against Assange dropped by the United Kingdom failed earlier this year.

Perth and Hobart are forecast to have thick cloud and showers.

"If it's cloudy, we can not really use our telescopes to look at Mars".

After the presentation, which will be held in the Eos Theater at Flandrau, the public is invited to look through several telescopes from 9 p.m.to 2 a.m.

Even if that's the case, the observatory at Western will remain open for presentations about Mars.

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The last closest approach was in 2003, when Mars was 34.6 million miles (55.7 million kilometers) from Earth "and the closest it had been in almost 60,000 years", said NASA.

That's close, but it's no 2018 sighting.

According to NASA, Mars is now quite close to us, as it reaches the part of its orbit called "opposition", where it's exactly opposite the Sun in the Earth's sky. But now, a new study in Nature Astronomy suggests that with current technology, transforming the Red Planet into a verdant oasis would actually be impossible.

In cahoots with Illinois-based Bradley University, the competition cosponsor, NASA chose the five winners based on digital representations of the "physical and functional characteristics of a house on Mars", created using "specialized software tools", according to the space agency.

Amazon sales up 39% as Jeff Bezos praises rise of Alexa
Hiking the annual United States price of Prime 20 percent during the second quarter showed few signs of discouraging sign-ups. Amazon threatens to match, or even eclipse, Apple's market value, which would make it the world's most valuable company.

Team Zopherus' winning design proposes using 3D printing rovers that, in advance of the manned mission, will land on the Martian surface and 3D-print the habitat using the materials available on the planet's surface.


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