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Mars is shining the brightest it has since 2003

Mars is shining the brightest it has since 2003
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For the next week or so, Mars is shining the brightest it has since 2003.

Stargazers  will be able to make out more features than usual and it all thanks to a mix of events

First Mars Opposition, so Earth is directly between Mars and the sun, but second, Mars happens to be positioned the closest it can get to Earth. 

Details are already visible, but it’s set to fully align on Oct. 13th and It will be a decade and a half before Mars will be this visible again. 

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