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April 8 will leave topical Mars visible from Earth

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April 8 will leave topical Mars visible from Earth

Bring out the telescopes because on April 8, Mars will come nearest to Earth as it has since 2007 in a configuration astronomers call “opposition.” This is when both Earth and Mars, the third and fourth planets out from the sun, respectively, fall in a straight line out from our sun. If the skies are clear, even with a small telescope one may view a number of topical Martian features, including the polar ice caps.

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Author: Daniela

I was born in Croatia, at that time Yugoslavia. My family moved to the US when I was very young, but I still treasure the memories of my grandfather teaching me how to protect myself against the "evil eye," my grandmother shopping early every morning, at the open air market, to buy the freshest vegetables for the day's meals, and the traditions that were the underpinnings of our society. Someone once noted that "For all of us that want to move forward, there are a very few that want to keep the old methods of production, traditions and crafts alive." I am a fellow traveler with those who value the old traditions and folk wisdom. I believe the knowledge they possess can contribute significantly to our efforts to build a more sustainable world; one that values the individual over the corporation, conservation over growth and happiness over wealth.

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