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  • Mars Nears Earth

    Mars will make its closest approach to earth in the last 59,000 years in a few hours. At 5:51 AM EST the two planets will be 34,646,418 million miles apart. That sounds like a long way but it's relatively close. This event must have some cosmic significance but I couldn't tell you what it is.
    "There is no great genius without some touch of madness."

    Seneca (5 BC - 65 AD)

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    Make sure that you have a good telescope Chuck, all you will be able to see with the naked eye will be a little red dot. No Cosmic significance just an oddity of Celestial Mechanics that occurs from time to time.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Priest
      Make sure that you have a good telescope Chuck, all you will be able to see with the naked eye will be a little red dot. No Cosmic significance just an oddity of Celestial Mechanics that occurs from time to time.
      It looked fairly bright a few nights ago. I think a good pair of binoculars is all that is needed for viewing Mars.
      "There is no great genius without some touch of madness."

      Seneca (5 BC - 65 AD)

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Chuck
        It looked fairly bright a few nights ago. I think a good pair of binoculars is all that is needed for viewing Mars.
        Yeah...he was bright, and wandering lost in the Southeastern skies. Even my 11 year old daughter, who notices little other than what's on the television spotted him. Seems that in spite of his best efforts, Venus continues to elude him, a testament to the power of Love over War...
        I have no problem at all with being proved wrong. Especially when being proved wrong leaves the world a better place, than being proved right...

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        • #5
          So Chuck, how did the Mars watch go ?

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