Mars Makes Final Appearance Until 2012 Tonight

It will look like a bright star near the moon
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 25, 2010 2:54 PM CDT
Mars Makes Final Appearance Until 2012 Tonight
The full Moon is seen in conjunction with the planet Mars, at right, in the sky over Tyler, Texas, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2007.   (AP Photo/Dr. Scott M. Lieberman)

If you get a chance and the skies are clear tonight, take a gander up toward the moon. There should be one bright, solitary star next to the moon—or at least, it’ll look like a star. It’s actually Mars, and this will be your last chance to get a good look at it until it approaches the Earth again in 2012, explains. (More Mars stories.)

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