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6937Re: [delmarvastargazers] internet hoax r.e. Mars

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  • PJ Riley
    Aug 2 5:41 AM
      This keeps popping up every year since Mars was it's closest to Earth in '03...always be wary of facts stated on the web...

      ----- Original Message ----
      From: Douglas Hemmick <jsbell.ontarget@...>
      To: delmarvastargazers@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Thursday, August 2, 2007 12:08:42 AM
      Subject: [delmarvastargazers] internet hoax r.e. Mars


      I notice there is an internet email going around wherein people
      are claiming that on August 27, Mars will have the same apparent
      diameter as the full moon.

      I believe those people don't know how to figure angular size: I calculate
      that Mars will be just about 5 thousanths of one degree at that time, which
      is 100 times smaller than the full moon...

      Thought you'd like to hear about this...


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      Andre Gide

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