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Mars shines brightly now in planet Earth's sky. Seen with a yellowish hue, it rises over the hills and far away in this serene night skyscape, a countryside panorama recorded in May 2018 from Parque Nacional de Cabaneros in Spain. The Milky Way, too, extends above the distant hills into a starry sky. Its faint pinkish nebulae, cosmic rifts and rivers of dust are mingled with the pale, diffuse glow of starlight. Mimicking Mars' yellow tint, bright star Antares shines to the right of the central Milky Way starclouds. Of course, CubeSats from Earth are on their way to the Red Planet. Photo used with permission

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View Mars from nightfall to first light. It is particularly lovely as it sinks into the hills to the southwest. Read More