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Mars-56million km closer to earth

  1. Jun 29, 2003 #1
    On 27 August:smile:
    Just thought you guys would like to know. The last time it was this close 60 000 years ago:wink:
    This explains it all:
    http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2003/18jun_approachingmars.htm [Broken]
    www.universetoday.com is an excellent website that gives you information on whats happening in the Astronomy world!
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  3. Jun 30, 2003 #2


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  4. Jun 30, 2003 #3
    Yeah i guess you're right:smile:
    It'd be even better if Mars covered half the sky on earth:smile:
  5. Jul 10, 2003 #4
    Way cool! Thanks Draco!...

    Actually, Mars is missing half its crust (the northern half)... who knows what else flew off when it was bombarded with a few objects, some of which were over 100k in size... within the last 100,000 years. I would imagine that our sky was filled with the results of that explosion for a while, back then. Not as pretty as a nice close up look at her, mind you!

    So... does 56,000,000 km closer mean we can knock a year or so off the time it takes to get there???
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