This faked photo often appears online with the story that Mars will appear as big and bright as a full moon on August 27.
Right off, let’s say that Mars will NOT be approaching Earth this week at some extraordinary closeness. I think this must be an offshoot of the “supermoon” phenomena.
This hoax or just misinformation has been bouncing around the Net since the days when these kinds of memes…
NASA recently asked amateurs online to help it map the surface of Mars. In light of the project’s strikingly accurate results.
An article by James Surowiecki explores the Web’s unique ability to harness collective intelligence to solve complex problems:
Photograph by Detlev Van Ravenswaay/Science Photo Library/Corbis.
Mars positioned directly opposite of the Sun
The Red Planet drawn closer to Earth
and rising high in the eastern sky
Fire orange, ten times brighter than stars.
A rover named Curiosity searching Martian features.
What is going on on Mars during certain times of the year when dark streaks are appearing? Scientists baffled. It isn’t water. It contains iron.
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Though it is on Mars, Valles Marineris, a huge canyon system 5,000 km, or about 3,106 miles, long, looks like something outside the airplane window flying to Vegas.
I guess we could build casinos there one day too. Why not - they don’t have water either.
(via the Viking 1 spacecraft)