January 2010 is a great time of year to find Mars in the night sky. Each evening it rises about 7.30 and it is easily identified with a very red glow in the sky. The main thing is where to look. Over the next few weeks it gets closer and closer and makes for easy viewing. January and Feburary are the best months to observe Mars for a [...]
You could be forgiven for thinking that the 1975 probes Viking 1 and Viking 2 were the first missions to successful make it to Mars. In truth, the first attempts were made by the Soviet Union as early as 1960. There were 17 attempts prior to the first successful landing. The Russians got there first in 1971 when the Mars 3 lander successfully [...]
This is a truely imspiring image of Earth as seen by a Nasa spacecrafts currently orbiting Mars. This photo is a mix of visual and InfraRed images and apparently took quite a bit of effort to produce. Currently Nasa have a mission to take high resolution images of Mars using the HiRISE instrument (High Resolution Imaging Science [...]
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Images of the plant mars from Hubble..