Mars is closest the to earth, 38.6 million miles on October 6th. But tonight the magnitude of the planet is at its peak due to phase and perihelion, the brightest since 2003. Mars made the closest approach to earth in almost 60,000 years, with a separation of just under 35 million miles. Mars will not…Read more Mars is Shining Bright Tonight!
JOIN THE PARTY: Hello Mars!! Join me #Live on Facebook! I am throwing another Facebook Party starting 38 hours before the launch to Mars! I will be posting an hourly photo all the way to the launch, as I go through my whole collection of Kennedy Space Center NASA mission patches in order to celebrate…Read more Facebook Party – Celebrate Mars Launch in a NASA Retro Mission Patch Party