Astro Bob: "the planets are all huddled around the Sun to keep warm" and Mars prepares for company
Get out and do a little stargazing on these clear nights ... but dress appropriately. (Roald Amundsen had the right idea in this photo).
Meanwhile, Astro Bob King says "all the planets are gathered around the Sun to keep warm," which means we can't see them for a while, but Mars will be a hopping place for a bit.
Both the United Arab Emirates and Japan have launched spacecraft to the Red Planet and the US's Perseverance Rover will touch down February 18.
The UAE's Hope Probe is expected to arrive inMars' orbit today.
China's Tianwen-1 consists of an orbiter, a lander and a rover. Tianwen-1 means "questions to heaven" and was taken from the title of a poem by Qu Yuan.
Tianwen-1 is expected to arrive in Mars' orbit tomorrow.
Finally, the US Perseverance is expected to land on Mars February 18th and you can even watch it online.