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Mars At Its Brightest Since 2003 As Moon Visits Venus. What You Can See In The Night Sky This Week

Each week I pick out the northern hemisphere’s celestial highlights (mid-northern latitudes) for the week ahead, but be sure to check my main feed for more in-depth articles on stargazing, astronomy and eclipses. 

What To Watch For In The Night Sky This Week: October 12-18, 2020

This week it’s all about Mars, which will look its biggest, brightest and best in post-sunset skies since 2018 and, technically speaking, since 2003.

However, it’s also a week where the Moon wanes towards its New phase, meaning dark skies at night, gorgeous crescents in the early pre-dawn mornings early in the week, and in early evenings from Sunday. 

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Tuesday, October 13, 2020: Mars at opposition

Tonight the red planet reaches opposition,

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No. 24 Iowa State goes for 3-0 in Big 12 play when Texas Tech visits

Iowa State fans celebrated the Cyclones’ first home win over Oklahoma in 60 years deep into this week.

As for the team itself, once the postgame party ended in the locker room, it was on to Texas Tech.

“Whether it’s a win or loss, we know the reality is you’re judged at the end of the season, not from game to game,” coach Matt Campbell said. “Sometimes that can be hard for everybody else. In our walls, our kids understand that. We’re trying to get better one day at a time. We’ve never been result-driven. We’ve always been process-driven.”

Wide receiver Xavier Hutchinson said he and his teammates know the win over OU won’t mean as much if they stumble at home against the Red Raiders (1-2, 0-2 Big 12) on Saturday.

“We all relished the moment and enjoyed it all together,” he said. “We have great leaders to remind

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No. 24 Cyclones guard against letdown as Texas Tech visits


Iowa State quarterback Brock Purdy (15) celebrates with teammate Breece Hall (28) after scoring on a 2-yard touchdown run during the second half an NCAA college football game against Oklahoma, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, in Ames, Iowa. Iowa State won 37-30.


Texas Tech (1-2, 0-2 Big 12) at No. 24 Iowa State (2-1, 2-0), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET (ABC).

Line: Iowa State by 12 1/2.

Series record: Texas Tech leads 11-7.


Iowa State, out to its best Big 12 start since going 3-0 in 2002, must guard against a letdown coming off a huge win over Oklahoma. Texas Tech is looking for a breakthrough after blowing fourth-quarter leads in their last two games.


Texas Tech’s offensive line vs. Iowa State’s defensive line: The Red Raiders have allowed just one sack in three games and has opened holes for a running game

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