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Posted: Tuesday, January 26, 2010 2:20 am

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What a week this is for Mars. In the next four days, the planet attains all-night visibility and will be located very near the full moon - the closest moon to Earth since 2008. Even better, Mars will become brighter and closer (61.7 million miles from Earth) than it will again for more than four years.

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