Podcaster: Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay
Title: Astronomy Cast Episode 577: Mars in Opposition
Organization: Astronomy Cast
Every 2 years or so Mars lines up nicely with the Earth. It takes only 2 minutes to communicate with the rovers. You can see the polar ice caps in a small telescope. And it’s the best time to send your spacecraft to the Red Planet.
Oct 3rd: Moon & Mars conjunction, 1.1° separation.
Oct 6th: Mars opposition.
Dec 21st: Jupiter/Saturn conjunction, 0.1° separation!
Feb 18th “Percy” lands on Mars’ Jezero crater.
Bio: Fraser Cain is the publisher of Universe Today and Dr. Pamela Gay is a Senior Scientist at Planetary Science Institute and a Director of CosmoQuest. They team up to do Astronomy Cast, a weekly facts-based journey through the cosmos.
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