Get ready to see the Red Planet up close this month: When Mars reaches opposition with the sun in late July, observers on Earth will have their closest view of the planet since 2003.

Mars and Earth both orbit the sun, but at different distances, and thus, different speeds. Every two years or so, Mars, Earth and the sun form a straight line during the course of their orbits, with Earth in the middle ó an event known as opposition.

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To be fair... I didn't read this article.

Being about "Mars Opposition"... I just couldn't listen to another Leftist rant about the "Red Planet" being racist!