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Mars the size of the moon?!?

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posted on Aug, 15 2006 @ 09:49 PM
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I read in an email (yes isharkman (aka dumb[Mod Edit: Profanity/Circumvention Of Censors – Please Review This Link.]), i did read it, its not another one of my 10 year old ideas) anyways i read that on August 27th (yay a month before im 17!) Mars will be the size of our moon. i dont beleive it, but id love if it were true. so what do you guys think?

[edit on 15/8/2006 by Umbrax]




posted on Aug, 15 2006 @ 09:55 PM
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Since 2003, every August this nonsense chainmail will be forwarded here and there...

I have in my Gmail account a template of an email I use to reply to each and every idiot who forwards me the nonsense without verifying it for themselves. Here's the cut & paste (no worries about plagiarism or what-not, I wrote it myself) :-



This happened August 2003. It has already happened and it will not
happen again until possibly around the year 2287.

Links to sources:

www.space.com...
www.space.com...


Don't bother waiting out front at night on that day looking for "a
moon-sized mars", another pack of lies...

From www.space.com...:

"So it's not like you're going to see something gigantic in the sky,"
he said. "It's not like Mars is going to look like the Moon or
anything."



Mars has a 79-year 'close encounter' cycle, so if you live for another
73 years from this day, you might be able to see another close (if not
closer) approach. But it is unlikely to appear as big as the moon
(unless the moon is high in the sky and mars is near the horizon --
then an optical illusion will happen and you will THINK it's about as
big. But still not as big as the moon.


I hope you didn't forward it already (the email you received)...



posted on Aug, 16 2006 @ 01:31 AM
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Originally posted by Schmidt1989
I read in an email (yes isharkman (aka dumb[Mod Edit: Profanity/Circumvention Of Censors – Please Review This Link.]), i did read it, its not another one of my 10 year old ideas) anyways i read that on August 27th (yay a month before im 17!) Mars will be the size of our moon. i dont beleive it, but id love if it were true. so what do you guys think?

[edit on 15/8/2006 by Umbrax]


Maybe it isn't that Mars will become the size of the moon, yet rather that the moon becomes the size of Mars.



posted on Aug, 16 2006 @ 02:24 PM
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It definitely wasn't that the Earth moved farther away from both to make them all the same size. I would have remembered that.



posted on Aug, 16 2006 @ 04:01 PM
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posted by Schmidt1989
I read in an email


The Moon is 2,160 miles in diameter - Earth is 8,000 miles - and the Moon has 16% of the gravity (mass) of the Earth.

Mars is 4,200 miles in diameter, and has 37% of the gravity (mass) of the Earth.

β€œAnd never the twain shall meet.”



[edit on 8/16/2006 by donwhite]



posted on Aug, 16 2006 @ 09:07 PM
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No dude I got an email like that. What mine said was that under a 75 times magnification then mars would be as big as a full moon.

Well i got my 12 inch scope ready just in case, but hey, through that it does look like the moon....


Space, it really is the final frontier!



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