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
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)
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(Newser) – 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.

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