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Photo of the Day: The Moon, Saturn, Mars, and Regulus Over A Santa Barbara, CA Wildfire

On July 5th 2008, wandering planets, bright stars, and a young crescent Moon graced western skies after sunset. Arrayed along the solar system’s ecliptic plane, the three celestial beacons forming this skyscape’s eye-catching line-up with the Moon are Saturn (upper left), then Mars, and finally Regulus, alpha star of the constellation Leo. Of course planet Earth itself lies in the…

Regardless of they found life on Mars or not we can all agree that the photos shot by Curiosity have been nothing short of amazing.

50 Amazing Images Of Mars Shot By Curiosity

Tip: navigate using the ← left and right → arrow keys Today, at 2 p.m. EST, NASA will announce results from the Mars Curiosity rover at the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco. This announcement has been hyped up ever since chief Curiosity scientist John Grotzinger was quoted by NPR as saying the rover’s Sample Analysis…

The best Earth-based view of Mars ever

How to See Mars Close-Up This Weekend

The distance between Earth and Mars is shrinking to its smallest in more than two years. On March 3 Mars will be in opposition to the sun, providing excellent opportunities for viewing the Red Planet. The celestial event known as Mars opposition occurs whenever Earth passes between the sun and the…