Mars Makes its Closest Approach Ever to Earth - October 6th 2020
Today is an amazing day for astrophiles, the Outer Space is an expanse that stimulates the curiosity for space. Mars is making its closest approach to Earth this week, excited? October 6th being the closest, so close to each other than we’ve seen in 20 years.
Mars is currently north of the celestial equator, meaning that, from today, it is well placed to be seen from both hemispheres. The closest approach humans ever recorded happened back in 2003, with just 55.7 million kilometers separating us with Mars.
Mars won’t beat its 2020 achievement until September 2035, fifteen years from now, ohh no. Even those unable to participate in space gaze actively, hold some delicate sentiment regarding outer space, at least I hope. The impressive expanding cosmos is a beautiful realm that one finds mysteriously comforting.
“The good thing about science is that it's true whether or not you believe in it.” states Neil deGrasse Tyson. Those disengaged with the professional fields of space and astronomy value their telescopes or zoom lenses which brings them closer to what they love so ardently.
Don’t worry if you can’t get the time to gaze at Mars on Tuesday night, the entire month will show mars at its brightest. "Land on Mars, a round-trip ticket - half a million dollars. It can be done" - Elon Musk
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