NASA’s record-breaking spacewoman Peggy Whitson retires as astronaut
NASA loses hit with Opportunity corsair in Martian dust storm
NASA’s Opportunity corsair threatened by a sandstorm on Mars
Star gazers could have a good perspective of a Red Planet subsequent month as Mars is set to come to a closest indicate to Earth given 2003 when it reaches antithesis with a Sun in late July. This year, Mars antithesis will start on Jul 27, according to NASA.
During opposition, Mars is generally photogenic since it can be seen entirely bright by a Sun as noticed from Earth.
“Since Mars and a Sun seem on conflicting sides of a sky, we contend that Mars is in ‘opposition’,” NASA explained. Every 15 or 17 years, antithesis occurs within a few weeks of Mars’ perihelion – a indicate in a circuit when it is closest to a Sun. “An antithesis can start anywhere along Mars’ orbit. When it happens while a Red Planet is closest to a Sun (called ‘perihelic opposition’), Mars is quite tighten to Earth,” NASA said.
On Jul 27, Mars will be in perihelic opposition, Express.co.uk reported on Sunday. But some perihelic oppositions move Earth and Mars closer together than others, a US space group said. The 2003 antithesis was a closest proceed in roughly 60,000 years, it added.
NASA’s remotely-piloted Ikhana aircraft flies solo by US airspace
A lady was means a square of a moon by Neil Armstrong. She’s suing NASA to keep it
Article source: https://indianexpress.com/article/technology/science/mars-to-come-closest-to-earth-in-15-years-july-27-nasa-5222705/