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Britchick
25-05-2009, 07:15 PM
that mars will be very visible in the night sky in august? i got an email with a powerpoint display in it and it says it is but as i hadn't heard about it thought it may be duff!

kazzaqld
25-05-2009, 07:31 PM
I think it's fake

snopes.com: Mars Close to Earth (http://www.snopes.com/science/astronomy/brightmars.asp)

If it's the same as this one!

Britchick
25-05-2009, 07:36 PM
i thought i smelt a rat! :sorry: thanks Kazza:hug2:

Skywatcher
26-05-2009, 06:48 AM
Its weird but that has been circulating the internet for years and was actually one of the triggers for us to look into what you could actually see. its such a mean e-mail and presentation I don't understand why anyone would do something like that?

ukwdwnut
26-05-2009, 11:30 AM
i got it too, i cant see how mars can EVER show as big as the moon its a 3yr journey away not a week :lol:

Watchinherskip
26-05-2009, 02:23 PM
Yeah, and I get to put out the fires when every one gets the email! I get calls here at the planetarium all the time! Oye vay!:surrender: No mas!

Skywatcher
26-05-2009, 02:57 PM
:lol: I get emails from mates and work collegues most weeks as well

It is a shame but the idea of it would be just awesome

daveann
26-05-2009, 03:07 PM
i got it to :(