From our inbox to you from Earth Sky News… Moon, Venus and Jupiter align October 7, 8 and 9 2015

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Moon, Venus and Jupiter align before dawn

Watch a great morning drama on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings, as the waning moon slides toward the sunrise, past the brightest planets.

How close to sending people to Mars?

There’s now a target date of 2030 for a manned mission to Mars.  How close are we to becoming Martians?

Mars Curiosity rover sends a postcard

If you want to imagine standing on the surface of the Red Planet … look at this spectacular image taken about a month ago.

This date in science:  First planet found orbiting sunlike star

It was 20 years ago today. The planet is designated 51 Pegasi b.

October 2015 guide to the five visible planets

Bright Venus and Jupiter – and fainter Mars – shine close together before dawn. Mercury joins in mid-month. Saturn is the lone evening planet.
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