Don't miss the blazing view
On Sunday, October 30, the Red Planet will be 69.4 million kilometers (43.1 million miles) from Earth -- a distance that in galactic terms is less than wafer-thin and will not be equaled until 2018. Skywatchers are rubbing their hands at the opportunity.
The last time Mars swung so close to Earth, Hindu seers foretold of war, European astrologers predicted love and Germany reported a rash in UFO sightings. AFP/Yahoo and NASA tell the complete story. By the way, the NASA site has pages specifically devoted to educators and kids.
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