Earth, Sun and Mars to align Tuesday in rare space event

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NASA via CNN

NASA via CNN

Stargazers will get a rare treat Tuesday night as the sun, the earth and the planet Mars will be aligned with each other.

NASA officials say it will be tough to miss.

Look for a bright, burnt orange color that will be almost 10 times brighter than the brightest stars in the sky.

Officials say that every two years, Mars reaches a point in its orbit called “opposition,” when the planet lies directly opposite the sun in Earth’s sky.

Mars won’t appear this big and bright again until its next “opposition” on May 22, 2016.

Source: CNN

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