On the night of August 26–27, Mars will be closer to Earth than at any time in some 60,000 years.
New Mars Photo Called Sharpest from Earth
Tonight on NASA TV, a group of NASA astronomers and engineers will host a live 4-hour broadcast about Earth's ongoing close encounter with Mars. Guests will include Jack Horkheimer of PBS's StarGazer program, David
Levy, the science editor of Parade magazine and co-discoverer of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9, Skylab astronaut Owen Garriott, and NASA's Chief Scientist for Mars Exploration Jim Garvin. The show begins at 8:00 p.m. CDT (9:00 p.m. EDT or 6:00 p.m. PDT) on Tuesday, August 26th. NASA TV is also broadcast live on the web: http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/MM_NTV_Web.html