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Big mars hoax

  1. Jul 18, 2005 #1
    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?
     
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  3. Jul 18, 2005 #2

    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.
     
  4. Jul 18, 2005 #3
    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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  6. Jul 19, 2005 #5

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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.
     
  7. Jul 20, 2005 #6

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    the power of the internet in the hands of monkeys
     
  8. Jul 21, 2005 #7

    ek

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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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