Big mars hoax

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someone told me that in the near future we'd be able to see mars as the size of a full moon from earth. later i read it was just a hoax. anyone else heard about this?
 

James R

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Haven't heard it, but it's definitely wrong. Mars will never look as big as the full moon from Earth.
 
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It means if you look at Mars through a 75x telescope that it will appear as big "in the telescope" as the moon does to the naked eye. Not a hoax just people leaving out important details.
 

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I have my doubts about it being a mistake - its a repeat of a misunderstanding from just two years ago, spread by email. I think it's a decent chance that its another "Good Times" hoax.
 

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the power of the internet in the hands of monkeys
 

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Ya I got this email too.

Doesn't take an astronomer to realize it's wildly inaccurate.
 

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