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ERIC Number: EJ878036
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0887-2376
Mars at Opposition
Riddle, Bob
Science Scope, v33 n5 p70-72 Jan 2010
On January 29, Mars will reach opposition, a point along its orbit around the Sun where Mars will be directly opposite from the Sun in a two-planet and Sun line-up with the Earth in between. At this opposition, the Earth and Mars will be separated by nearly 100 million km. An opposition is similar to a full Moon in that the planet at opposition rises at sunset and sets at sunrise and is visible all night. An opposition can only occur between the Earth and the outer planets; at opposition, the outer planet is at its closest to the Earth. (Contains 4 resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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