Advertisements Just 5 days before the Epoch Conjunction of 2016, Venus and Jupiter shine from the western sky this evening as seen from the Chicago area on an unseasonably cool and clear evening. Tonight pair is 5 degrees apart. (See… Read More ›
Advertisements This chart shows the retrograde motion of Mars during 2016. Opposition occurred on May 22. Mars resumes its apparent eastward motion among the stars on June 30.
Advertisements Mars at Opposition 2016. For more about Mars at opposition see this posting.
Advertisements NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover has nearly finished crossing a stretch of the most rugged and difficult-to-navigate terrain encountered during the mission’s 44 months on Mars. The rover climbed onto the “Naukluft Plateau” of lower Mount Sharp in early March… Read More ›