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
Humanity has the stars in its future, and that future is too important to be lost under the burden of juvenile folly and ignorant superstition. Isaac Asimov Can an artificial miniature magnetosphere be used to protect spacecraft Radiation hazard On earth, the radiation hazards that you come across are generally related to the radioactive decay of heavy elements like radium and uranium releasing gamma rays and x-rays. However, out in space, it is a completely different story
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