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OfflineTacobot
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MARS!
    #4460347 - 07/27/05 04:12 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

it's right next to the moon, you can't miss it. Cool, eh?


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Re: MARS! [Re: Tacobot]
    #4460517 - 07/27/05 04:56 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

really? I'll have to check it out tonight! Thanks for pointing that out man!!!


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Re: MARS! [Re: drtyfrnk]
    #4463434 - 07/28/05 06:48 AM (11 years, 5 months ago)

It is supposed to appear almost as big as the moon here soon because it is so close.


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Re: MARS! [Re: Seuss]
    #4463611 - 07/28/05 08:37 AM (11 years, 5 months ago)

Quote:

Seuss said:
It is supposed to appear almost as big as the moon here soon because it is so close.


as big as the moon? :confused:


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Re: MARS! [Re: DieCommie]
    #4464178 - 07/28/05 12:51 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

Edit: The following information is incorrect. Thank you moog for catching this. The event occured in 2003, not 2005. -Seuss

I don't have the source for this, but:

Quote:

The Red Planet is about to be spectacular! This month and next, Earth is catching up with Mars in an encounter that will culminate in the closest approach between the two planets in recorded history. The next time Mars may come this close is in 2287. Due to the way Jupiter's gravity tugs on Mars and perturbs its orbit, astronomers can only be certain that Mars has not come this close to Earth in the Last 5,000 years, but it may be as long as 60,000 years before it happens again.

The encounter will culminate on August 27th when Mars comes to within 34,649,589 miles of Earth and will be (next to the moon) the brightest object in the night sky. It will attain a magnitude of -2.9 and will appear 25.11 arc seconds wide.

At a modest 75-power magnification Mars will look as large as the full moon to the naked eye. Mars will be easy to spot. At the beginning of August it will rise in the east at 10p.m. and reach its azimuth at about 3 a.m.

By the end of August when the two planets are closest, Mars will rise at nightfall and reach its highest point in the sky at 12:30a.m. That's pretty convenient to see something that no human being has seen in recorded history. So, mark your calendar at the beginning of August to see Mars grow progressively brighter and brighter throughout the month.




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Edited by Seuss (07/28/05 02:35 PM)


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Re: MARS! [Re: Seuss]
    #4464393 - 07/28/05 02:04 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

That close approach to Mars took place in August of 2003. For some reason this story is recirculating the internet. But trust me, that happened two years ago, when the HST snapped this beauty:



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Re: MARS! [Re: moog]
    #4464439 - 07/28/05 02:19 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

so it's not right now?

that's a bummer.  I wanted to stare at it when I got baked tonight :frown:


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Re: MARS! [Re: moog]
    #4464442 - 07/28/05 02:20 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

haah, i never noticed a face on mars befor.. He must be pissed off about the moon getting all hte attention.


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Re: MARS! [Re: moog]
    #4464480 - 07/28/05 02:28 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

> For some reason this story is recirculating the internet.

Odd... guess that is why I didn't have a source for the post. Thanks for the correction. Time to head to nasa.gov for a while and see if I can find something from the experts. (The ones that sent me the posted note are seriously into astronomy... they have a little observatory they built in their back yard... I am surprised that they are wrong on something like this, but then, everybody makes a mistake from time to time...)


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Re: MARS! [Re: Legoulash]
    #4464489 - 07/28/05 02:30 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

are you sure? i've seen a pretty big bright red star next to the moon every night for the past week or 2.

http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/allabout/nightsky/nightsky02.html
damn, he's right. oh well


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Re: MARS! [Re: Tacobot]
    #4464498 - 07/28/05 02:33 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

> are you sure? i've seen a pretty big bright red star next to the moon every night for the past week or 2.

Yes, moog is correct and I was mistaken... from Nasa:

Quote:

For release: 08/15/03

Once-in-a-lifetime celestial show coming Aug. 27! Mars approaches earth at its closest point in 60,000 years




Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/marshall/news/news/releases/2003/03-138.html

Again, thank you for the correction, moog.


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Re: MARS! [Re: Seuss]
    #4480824 - 08/01/05 02:27 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

http://www.snopes.com/science/mars.asp

Another concise page on the Mars thing


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Re: MARS! [Re: Organic]
    #4486411 - 08/02/05 07:44 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

So is this or is this not happening. Everyone at work for some reason is hyped up about it, everyone is talking about it, and i work with a bunch of rednecks, i dont know how in the hell they heard about it.

I told them all that the shroomery said it was a lie. I hope i myself am not lying!


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Re: MARS! [Re: Tacobot]
    #4486575 - 08/02/05 08:29 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

The machines, buried under the streets will be waking up tonight. LOL


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Re: MARS! [Re: Seuss]
    #4488688 - 08/03/05 07:36 AM (11 years, 5 months ago)

> I told them all that the shroomery said it was a lie. I hope i myself am not lying!

Well, if you are lying, then you have a good source to back up the lie... NASA.  See my previous post with the link to the nasa press release dated 2003 located on a nasa web server.

> The machines, buried under the streets will be waking up tonight. LOL

Wow, I saw that in a movie once... dark city.  :grin:


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Re: MARS! [Re: Legoulash]
    #4489093 - 08/03/05 11:32 AM (11 years, 5 months ago)

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Rah said:
haah, i never noticed a face on mars befor.. He must be pissed off about the moon getting all hte attention.




I know. Mars is very unhappy.  :frown: How do we cheer him up?


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Re: MARS! [Re: PuZuZu]
    #4493930 - 08/04/05 07:02 AM (11 years, 5 months ago)

I suggest kicking him straight in the nuts, then letting him go loose in a prison.
He'd be able to kill some shit there.
ANd he'd (hopefully) be trapped.
I thank this thread for bringing Mars to my skyward attention again, and curse you all for getting me exicted. :cool:

Gotta pay more attenion.....strange shit is flying around lately.
Meteor shower data anyone?


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Re: MARS! [Re: Seuss]
    #4494013 - 08/04/05 08:35 AM (11 years, 5 months ago)



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Re: MARS! [Re: TruthBeTold]
    #4495065 - 08/04/05 02:39 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)



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Re: MARS! [Re: Seuss]
    #4510010 - 08/08/05 11:23 AM (11 years, 5 months ago)

You can see Mars often, it's just a bright big red star.
It never was and never will be as big as the moon though.


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