Arizona Public Radio | Your Source for NPR News
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations
APS will conduct repairs to the power grid for our Mingus transmitter Tuesday, October 4th. 102.5 and 103.3 in the area will experience interruption during this activity. Services are expected to resume by 1 pm local time. Thank you for your patience.

Mars Creeps Closer to Earth in Boon to Astronomers

By the end of August, Mars will come as close to Earth as it has for 60,000 years, though it's still 35-million miles away. Mars will be brighter in the sky, giving amateur astronomers and NASA alike a rare opportunity to study a cosmic neighbor. Hear NPR's Linda Wertheimer and Sky and Telescope magazine editor Kelly Beatty.

Copyright 2003 NPR

As NPR's senior national correspondent, Linda Wertheimer travels the country and the globe for NPR News, bringing her unique insights and wealth of experience to bear on the day's top news stories.