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Starwatch: distant encounter between the red planet and a red giant

Mars and Antares will be close together in our skies this week, but are separated in space by hundreds of light years All week, the planet Mars will be close to the bright star Antares in the constellation Scorpius. Both will appear to the naked eye as red dots of approximately the same brightness in the pre-dawn sky. Mars gets its colour from the dust on its surface that reflects sunlight.
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