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Subject: Mars photos and info



Subject: FW: EVERYONE TAKE NOTE
Mars



The Red Planet is about to be spectacular!
This month and next, Earth is catching up with Mars in an encounter that
will culminate in the closest approach between the two planets in
recorded history. The next time Mars may come this close is
in 2287. Due to the way Jupiter's gravity tugs on
Mars and perturbs its orbit, astronomers can only be
certain that Mars has not come this close to Earth
in the Last 5,000 years, but it may be as long as
60,000 years before it happens again.

The encounter will culminate on August 27th when
Mars comes to within 34,649,589 miles of Earth and
will be (next to the moon) the brightest object in
the night sky. It will attain a magnitude of -2.9
and will appear 25.11 arc seconds wide. At a modest
75-power magnification



Mars will look as large as the full moon to the naked eye.
Mars will be easy to spot. At the
beginning of August it will rise in the east at 10p.m.
and reach its azimuth at about 3 a.m.

By the end of August when the two planets are
closest, Mars will rise at nightfall and reach its
highest point in the sky at 12:30a.m. That's pretty
convenient to see something that no human being has
seen in recorded history. So, mark your calendar at
the beginning of August to see Mars grow
progressively brighter and brighter throughout the month.

Share this with your children and grandchildren.
NO ONE ALIVE TODAY WILL EVER SEE THIS AGAIN
 

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Sorry to say this folks but this event took place in 2003, but for some reason it has been said that it is going to happen this year. There is a web site called
www.truthorfiction.com where you can check out a lot of the rumors that circulate via email just to see if they are in fact true.



<span style="font-family:Optima">
The Truth
</span>

This story is true, but it was an event that took place in 2003.
For some reason, the story started circulating again in 2005 as though it was going to happen then.
 

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Originally posted by Scoobydoo@Jul 19 2005, 12:07 PM
Sorry to say this folks but this event took place in 2003, but for some reason it has been said that it is going to happen this year. There is a web site called
www.truthorfiction.com where you can check out a lot of the rumors that circulate via email just to see if they are in fact true.



<span style="font-family:Optima">
The Truth
</span>

This story is true, but it was an event that took place in 2003.
For some reason, the story started circulating again in 2005 as though it was going to happen then.
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Darn,I dont remember that!
 

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Originally posted by sheila2182+Jul 19 2005, 03:49 PM-->
<!--QuoteBegin-Scoobydoo
@Jul 19 2005, 12:07 PM
Sorry to say this folks but this event took place in 2003, but for some reason it has been said that it is going to happen this year. There is a web site called
www.truthorfiction.com where you can check out a lot of the rumors that circulate via email just to see if they are in fact true.



<span style="font-family:Optima">
The Truth
</span>

This story is true, but it was an event that took place in 2003.
For some reason, the story started circulating again in 2005 as though it was going to happen then.
<div align="right">index.php?act=findpost&pid=82763
Darn,I dont remember that!
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Sorry Sheila,
I also received that very same email, and I always check them with that program to make sure they are accurate before I send them on.
I also check on a lot of those ones where they ask for signatures to help certain charities etc. as a lot of them are hoaxes too.
I was all ready to go out and look up at the sky myself but when hubby said check the Truth or Fiction site as he knew it was back in 2003 as well, but I sure don't remember it either, but we were down under at that time too visiting our kids and the rest of our family so we would have missed it too.
 
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