Mars

Water on Mars and Wildflowers in California

New research suggests subsurface water could be responsible for seasonal errosion on Mars (photo courtesy of NASA.gov)

New research suggests subsurface water could be responsible for seasonal errosion on Mars (photo courtesy of NASA.gov)

College of DuPage Astronomy professor Joe DalSanto joins First Light host Brian O’Keefe on the first Sunday of each month. They discuss the latest discoveries and other space news, and give backyard astronomers an idea of what they can expect to see in the night sky in the coming weeks. This month, they started their conversation with a reminder of the amazing things astronauts can see from space

Massive wildflower bloom this spring in California was visible from the International Space Station (photo courtesy of NASA.gov)

Massive wildflower bloom this spring in California was visible from the International Space Station (photo courtesy of NASA.gov)

Mars Puts On A Show Right After Sunset

Each month, on the first Sunday of the month, College of DuPage Astronomy professor Joe DalSanto joins First Light host Brian O'Keefe for a discussion of what you can see in the night sky in the coming weeks. For August, Mars will continue to be a prominent feature just after sunset, and that renews interest in our closest neighbor in the solar system.

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Mars (center-left) will continue to be prominent in the night sky through August (photo courtesy of NASA)

Mars (center-left) will continue to be prominent in the night sky through August (photo courtesy of NASA)

Mars Takes Center Stage in July's Night Sky

For the first Sunday of each month on First Light, College of DuPage Astronomy professor Joe DalSanto joins Brian O'Keefe for a discussion of the wonders you can expect to see in the night sky over the next several weeks. Brian and Joe also take time to talk a little about the science of astronomy…recent discoveries and expected explorations

College of DuPage Astronomy professor Joe DalSanto

College of DuPage Astronomy professor Joe DalSanto