Tuesday, 14 August, 2018

Mars Makes Close Pass By Earth | Connecticut Public Radio

Space Experts Lawmakers Concerned US Won't Be Able to Send Humans to Mars by 2030s 'Opposition' to bring Mars closest to Earth Friday
Doris Mccormick | 01 August, 2018, 21:21

The telescope will allow the public to see the Mars surface and the now active dust storm covering it.

Mars reaches opposition, meaning the Red Planet will roughly align with Earth and the sun.

"This happens to be an opposition where Mars is both closer to the Earth than normal".

On Mars, a dust storm erupted in the southern hemisphere and ballooned into a global dust storm enshrouding the entire planet. Primitive life may have evolved on the planet then, only to be snuffed out when the world lost most of its atmosphere and became an arid frozen desert.

"Since the NASA/European Space Agancy Hubble Space Telescope was launched, its goal has always been to study not only distant astronomical objects, but also the planets within our solar system", the space agencies wrote in a statement. Of course, if you look opposite the Sun in the sky tonight, you'll also see a Full Moon near Mars. About an hour after sunset, Mars will have risen high enough to see above the trees.

Researchers said they are not sure how far down it goes, but that it may be around three feet (one meter) deep.

Mars will appear brighter than it has in the past 15 years Friday.

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On Earth, one group of organisms known as "halophiles" thrive in highly salty conditions such as those found in the Dead Sea and Utah's Great Salt Lake.

These include developing spacecraft that can survive the harsh entry into Mars and land softly enough, as well as the ability to lift people off the surface and head back to Earth.

The visit will see Mars come into "opposition", which occurs when Earth lies directly between Mars and the sun, making the sun and Mars appear in opposite directions as viewed from the Earth.

Mars' closest approach will be at 4 a.m. EST Tuesday, according to EarthSky.org.

In 2003, Space.com reports, Mars was was 34.6 million miles from Earth, compared to the average distance of about 140 million miles.

The new proof shows the existence of a lake one mile underneath the ice-covered surface of Mars' south pole, as indicated by new research published on Wednesday in Science.

Now though, by bouncing radar signals through underground layers of ice, researchers using the Mars Advanced Radar for Subsurface and Ionosphere Sounding instrument, MARSIS, onboard Mars Express have detected the previously undetectable; a particularly bright radar reflection 1.5 kilometres underground, that stretches for about 20 kilometres.

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