Looking at these stars suddenly dwarfed my own troubles and all the gravities of terrestrial life. I thought of their unfathomable distance, and the slow inevitable drift of their movements out of the unknown past into the unknown future. H. G. Wells On this day Friday 10th 1990 – The Magellan space probe (right) reaches Venus. Saturday 11th - 1969 – The Apollo 11 astronauts are released from a three-week quarantine following their liftoff from the moon Space Legend of the We
Mars Close Approach Mars was 35.8 million miles from Earth at its closest point this month. Mars won't be that close to Earth until 2287 In October 2020, the Red Planet will reach opposition and but will be 38.6 million miles from Earth, In August 2003, Mars was a closer at 34.6 million miles Why is Mars covered in rust-colored dust?
It mostly comes from a formation on its surface called the Medusae Fossae, a single geological object that is slowly crumbling. The formation