NASA Night Sky Notes Monthly Article

NASA Night Sky Notes Monthly Article

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The NASA Night Sky Network provides monthly articles featuring the latest stargazing and NASA news to share with your organization's readership. Sign up here to get an email notification when each new edition is released, or check back here around the 20th of each month. Download the latest article below.
 
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July 2020 Edition
Mars’s Latest Visitor: NASA’s Perseverance Rover
Updated  June 19, 2020
 
NASA’s latest Mars rover, Perseverance, is launching soon!  This amazing robot explorer will scout the surface of Mars for possible signs of ancient life and collect soil samples for return to Earth by future missions. Find out more about Perseverance - and see where you can spot Mars in early morning skies - in this edition of NASA's Night Sky Notes!

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This article is distributed by the NASA Night Sky Network, a coalition of hundreds of astronomy clubs across the US dedicated to astronomy outreach. Visit nightsky.jpl.nasa.gov to find local clubs, events, stargazing info and more.

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