Stargazers To See Red Astrobiology Magazine

2003 offers a unique terrestrial vantage point for observing some of our nearest skyward neighbors, particularly to those looking for brighter reddish spots in the night sky. Mars, the Red Planet, will be making its closest approach to Earth in at least 50,000 years this summer. Even without a big telescope, Mars will stand out for stargazers with a reddish light– as bright as giant Jupiter– and reveal elusive surface details to amateur and professional astronomers alike.