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Moon-Day! Skywatchers Catch a 'Blood Moon' Eclipse and Mars

Want a closer look? Use binoculars. Want to take a picture? Espenak tells you how. The moon isn't this week's only spacey attraction: It's also prime time for seeing Mars at its biggest and brightest. Mars reached the closest point to Earth in its orbit on ...

Moon-Day! Set Your Clock for a 'Blood Moon' Eclipse and Mars

Monday night's marvels are worth staying up late for: Not only will Mars be bigger and brighter than it's been for more than six years, but you'll also be able to see the first total lunar eclipse in more than two years. Total lunar eclipses occur when ...

2018 mission: Mars rover prototype unveiled in UK

STEVENAGE, England — It looks like a giant sandbox — except the sand has a reddish tint and the "toys" on display are very expensive prototypes designed to withstand the rigors of landing on Mars. The European Mars rover unveiled Thursday at a "Mars ...

Red Planet Rising: Mars Shines Brighter Than It Has in Years

If you want to see Mars at its best, now's your time: This month, the Red Planet looks bigger and brighter than it has for the past six years. That may sound like the Great Mars Hoax — the occasional (and totally false) claim that Mars will loom as big ...

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Mars - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Updated April. 14, 2014

Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun and the second smallest planet in the Solar System, after Mercury. Named after the Roman god of war, it is often ...

Mars l Mars facts, pictures and information.

Updated April. 13, 2014

Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun and the seventh largest.Mars (Greek: Ares) is the god of War. The planet probably got this name due to its red color; Mars is ...

Mars planet facts news & images | NASA Mars rover ...

Updated April. 14, 2014

Mars planet facts images videos & news of NASA Mars rover spacecraft mission discovery & human exploration. Science fun for kids school family & space fans.

Mars: Facts and Information About the Red Planet |

Updated April. 14, 2014

Mars is the fourth planet from the sun. Befitting the red planet's bloody color, the Romans named it after their god of war. The Romans copied the ancient Greeks, who ...