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    This is just to fucking cool

    Check this shit out..
    However, this fact is not quite as earth shattering as you might think. A 2003 NASA article on the subject explains that:

    Much has been made of the fact that the August 27th encounter with Mars is the closest in some 60,000 years. Neanderthals were the last to observe Mars so favorably placed. This is true. It's also a bit of hype. Mars and Earth have been almost this close many times in recent history.
    And, during 2009, the view of Mars will be far less than "spectacular". During the current mars apparition (period when Mars is visible and well placed for observation from Earth), the planet's closest approach to earth will occur on January 27 2010. On that date, Mars will be over 99 million kilometers from Earth, a lot further from the Earth than it was in 2003, when the distance between the planets was only around 56 million kilometers. Mars expert, Jeffrey D. Beish notes:
    Closest approach occurs at 1844 UT on January 27, 2010 (43.8° Ls) with an apparent planetary disk diameter of 14.11'' at a distance of 0.663989469429 astronomical units (AU) or 61,721, 554 miles (99,331,411 km). During closest approach in 2010 the apparent diameter of Mars will be more nearly 2 arcsec smaller than it was at the same period in 2007 and it will be nearly 5 degrees lower in the

    https://docs.google.com/gview?a=v&pi....ms-powerpoint
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    ^^ I'm sure I told you that .wmv files are the only things you can attach to posts...
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    Nice avatar Mr. Brown.

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    Ta, seems to be popular

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    so what is it about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Brown
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    pardon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by good2bhappy View Post
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    ธ้ฟื นี หำทห น ยนยีสฟพ
    pardon?
    My keyboard was stuck in Thai mode, i didn't realise

    Would like to see what BG's barking on about

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    it is about mars being so fucking close to earth, closest in 5000 years and wont be this close again for another 60,000 years, supposed to be the same size as the moon in August and the brightest object in the night sky.

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    Mars Close to Earth on August 27, 2009

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    According to a widely forwarded email, August 27 will bring the closest encounter between Mars and Earth in recorded history. Unfortunately, this 'once in a lifetime event' already came and went in 2003.
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    Circulating since: July 2003
    Status: Outdated / False
    Oh dear, another BG email rumour

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackgang
    supposed to be the same size as the moon in August
    OK thats pretty fucking cool

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    sure the fuck is. So if I was you I would not stay up to watch it,,
    However, this fact is not quite as earth shattering as you might think. A 2003 NASA article on the subject explains that:
    Much has been made of the fact that the August 27th encounter with Mars is the closest in some 60,000 years. Neanderthals were the last to observe Mars so favorably placed. This is true. It's also a bit of hype. Mars and Earth have been almost this close many times in recent history.
    And, during 2009, the view of Mars will be far less than "spectacular". During the current mars apparition (period when Mars is visible and well placed for observation from Earth), the planet's closest approach to earth will occur on January 27 2010. On that date, Mars will be over 99 million kilometers from Earth, a lot further from the Earth than it was in 2003, when the distance between the planets was only around 56 million kilometers. Mars expert, Jeffrey D. Beish notes:
    Closest approach occurs at 1844 UT on January 27, 2010 (43.8° Ls) with an apparent planetary disk diameter of 14.11'' at a distance of 0.663989469429 astronomical units (AU) or 61,721, 554 miles (99,331,411 km). During closest approach in 2010 the apparent diameter of Mars will be more nearly 2 arcsec smaller than it was at the same period in 2007 and it will be nearly 5 degrees lower in the

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    Remind me on Jan 26, BG.

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