Now go outside and look at the sky.
Age of Mars
Not many people have taken notice, but - astronomically speaking - we are currently in an age dominated by Mars.
Coming August 27th, Earth and Mars will be only 55,758,006 kilometers apart - still quite a distance, but it will offer astronomers a good chance for some great pictures.
And even without a telescope you can take a look at Mars right now after sunset and you will see it as a bright, orange-red point of light, much brighter than any other star.
It is worth reflecting about that not since the Neanderthals has anybody seen Mars like this...