Mars, Earth, sun to line up Tuesday

April 8, 2014 2:23 PM

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Mars, Earth, sun to line up Tuesday

Skywatchers will get a rare treat Tuesday night, when Mars, Earth and the sun will be arranged in a nearly-straight line.

Every two years, Mars reaches a point in its orbit called "opposition," when the planet lies directly opposite the sun in Earth's sky, according to Astronomy magazine.

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