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#1 2005-08-03 15:13:32

Rxke
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From: Belgium
Registered: 2003-11-03
Posts: 3,666

Re: Mars Orbit

Not going to happen.

This email is probably inspired by the Aug. 2003 'close encounter'  wink

More info here:

More info here: http://www.universetoday.com/am/publish … _haox.html

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#2 2005-08-03 17:07:33

clark
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Registered: 2001-09-20
Posts: 6,278

Re: Mars Orbit

Rxke is right. Every two years Mars approaches near Earth. And magically, near the 26th of August, it is at its closest.  big_smile

My birthday is August 26th. Go figure.  big_smile

But it only appears brighter (like a small red dot), nothing like the Moon.

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#3 2005-08-04 15:28:41

Rxke
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From: Belgium
Registered: 2003-11-03
Posts: 3,666

Re: Mars Orbit

The August 26th 2003 was a BIG red dot, though... Easily visible in a city, even.

Nearly got caught howling at it, one night!  lol


(Only half kidding, sigh. )

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