Day by Day

Sunday, October 30, 2005

Mars Rising

Slip on a jacket, it's chilly outside. And Mars is near--just 43 million miles away.

If you have ever been curious about the planets, go look. Nothing else in the night sky is nearly so bright. Even if you live under a street light, I am offering my personal money-back guarantee that you will find it.

Early in the evening, look east over Taurus. Later, Mars will arc high to the south, and Orion will come up under Taurus. This is the best show in the Autumn nights.

And remember, we still have two fully functional rovers buzzing around up there.

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