Last Chance to Get a Good Look at Mars Until 2012

marsMars was in opposition to the Sun on Jan. 29, when it appeared 14 arcseconds in diameter, 1/120 of the diameter of the moon. Two months later, it is much farther away, and has shrunk to only 10 arcseconds in diameter. This will be your last chance to get a good look at Mars until it approaches the Earth again in 2012.