Mars hasn’t been this close to Earth in 15 years — here’s how to spot it

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Finding Mars is easy this week, as it shines brightly in the eastern sky, offering observers a chance to see a stunning view of Mars. Mars is currently the target of multiple spacecraft, journeying to the planet in search of water, and perhaps signs of life. But, while space agencies around the globe send robotic explorers to Mars, the Red Planet also offers skygazers a chance to view the world as it shines brightly in the eastern sky each evening. [Read: The first black hole ever photographed gets a glam up — it’s now glittering] On October 6th, Mars will…

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