Mars is up there, too. Look about halfway up the southeastern sky after 4:30 a.m., above Orion's head. It's pretty bright now, too, and reddish, of course. Hard to miss. Dust storms on the Red Planet have subsided, and NASA's twin Mars rovers are once again on the move. One has just entered Victoria crater, the biggest either of the robots has yet encountered.
Still asleep before the sunrise? Well, you can satisfy your craving for naked-eye planets in the evening this week, too. Look to the southwest after sunset. That bright "star" - the first to appear as the evening sky darkens - is Jupiter. A good pair of binoculars and a steady place to rest them on a clear night will reveal up to four of the planet's moons - tiny dots of light lined up on either side of the planet's disk.