Special thanks to Corey S. Powell (@coreyspowell) on Twitter!
Want to see Saturn and Mars in the sky? They’re at their best now, ascending in the east after sunset, visible from around the world. The bright red star Antares in the constellation Scorpius forms a prominent triangle with Saturn and Mars on the sky’s dome.
Bottom line: NASA’s Stereo-A probe caught Saturn and Mars … with Earth in between.
Deborah Byrd created the EarthSky radio series in 1991 and EarthSky.org in 1994. Today, she serves as Editor-in-Chief of this website. She has won a galaxy of awards from the broadcasting and science communities, including having an asteroid named 3505 Byrd in her honor. A science communicator and educator since 1976, Byrd believes in science as a force for good in the world and a vital tool for the 21st century. "Being an EarthSky editor is like hosting a big global party for cool nature-lovers," she says.