On August 27, 2003, Mars will be the closest to earth at about 34.6 million
miles away in the last 59,620 years.
MARS WEB SITE says to future Mars explorers:
Travelers of the Future, Beware! Mars is no place for the faint-hearted.
Arid, rocky, cold and apparently lifeless, the Red Planet offers few
hospitalities. Fans of extreme sports can rejoice, however, for the Red Planet
will challenge even the hardiest souls among us. Home to the largest volcano
in the solar system, the deepest canyon and crazy weather and temperature
patterns, Mars looms as the ultimate lonely planet destination.
Learn the astronomical facts about Mars, which is the planet before
Earth and second in front of the sun from
NASA MARS WEB
SITE.....just by clicking on the preceding red highlite....