Want to go to Mars? Well its coming to you at 22000 mph

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Want to go to Mars? Well its coming to you at 22000 mph

Yep Mars and Earth are getting closer at a combined speed of 22000 mph.

Ultimately, this will lead to a close approach in late December 2007 when Mars will outshine every star in the night sky. Of a similar encounter in the 19th century, astronomer Percival Lowell wrote the following:
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Mars blazes forth against the dark background of space with a splendor that outshines Sirius and rivals the giant Jupiter himself.
Contrary to rumor, though, Mars is never going to outshine the Moon.

There is an email circulating the internet—called the "Mars Hoax" or the "Two Moons email"—claiming that Mars will soon swell as large as the full Moon, and the two will hang together side by side on the night of Aug. 27th. "Mars will be spectacular," it states. "No one alive today will ever see this again."

No one will see it, because it won't happen.

Much more on the link

 http://science.nasa.gov/hea...
By netchicken: posted on 22-8-2007

Well definitely worth watching out for, I've seen the Haley's comet when I was a kid and the other comet that passed by a couple years ago. All things that wont probably be seen for the better part of my life.

Again something else to see with the naked eye.
By IAF: posted on 23-8-2007








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