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Mars Opposition

Mars Opposition & Facts   For planets outside the Earth’s orbit, like Mars, the months around Oppositions are the best time to observe these planets. An opposition occurs when the planet is opposite from the Sun relative to the…

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Observing Mars

Observing Mars   As an outer planet, Mars is best observed around its Opposition. Mars’ opposition occurs about every 26 months. Mars appears as a red/orange disk with the proper filters you might detect the polar ice cap or…

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Martian Glossary

Martian Glossary   AphelionThe Aphelion occurs when a planet is furthest to the Sun during its slightly elliptical orbit. Aphelion of Earth Deimos The smaller and outermost of the planet Mars’ two moons. Deimos was discovered by Asaph Hall…