Angry Red Planet

Tonight, Jan. 27th, Mars will be closer to Earth (60 million miles) than at any other time between 2008 and 2014. Try to get out and take a look. Here's a star map for tonight, tomorrow and friday.

If your telescope is powerful enough, perhaps you'll see something like this clip from Angry Red Planet, the most scientifically accurate depiction of Mars in its day:

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