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PSone
21-07-05, 09:29
I had this sent to me via email... is it true? This should be spectacular if it is!!

http://www.users.on.net/~gquincey/mars.jpg


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.


NO ONE ALIVE TODAY WILL EVER SEE THIS AGAIN

UNDERTAKER
21-07-05, 09:43
Originally posted by PSone:
NO ONE ALIVE TODAY WILL EVER SEE THIS AGAIN I plan to live forever...

PSone
21-07-05, 10:11
Originally posted by UNDERTAKER:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by PSone:
NO ONE ALIVE TODAY WILL EVER SEE THIS AGAIN I plan to live forever... </font>[/QUOTE]Send us a postcard will ya ;)

SMSL
21-07-05, 13:04
Originally posted by PSone:
Mars will look as large as the full moon to the naked eye"-Ehehey! 2 moons!"

-I thought you said you quited drinking..."

Apofiss
21-07-05, 16:03
Interesting reading PSone. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif

Originally posted by UNDERTAKER:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by PSone:
NO ONE ALIVE TODAY WILL EVER SEE THIS AGAIN I plan to live forever... </font>[/QUOTE]I was thinking about that too, if only...

[ 21. July 2005, 17:05: Message edited by: Apofiss ]

croft28
22-07-05, 00:37
AMAZING!..........i cant wait.

Draco
22-07-05, 01:12
Cool

Tomb Raider 5194
22-07-05, 01:41
Awesome. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif
NO ONE ALIVE TODAY WILL EVER SEE THIS AGAIN.Uhhhhh :( .
EDIT:I remember seeing on a scientifical show that in over 59 years they could make something for being inmortal but I don't know if it's true. :rolleyes:

[ 22. July 2005, 02:44: Message edited by: Freddy5194 ]

PSone
23-07-05, 07:05
I'll be 79 "if" they make some magic immortality potion (highly unlikely) I doubt that at that age I would want to be living forever.

Apofiss
23-07-05, 07:18
Originally posted by PSone:
"if" they make some magic immortality potion (highly unlikely) "Somehow" I have a feeling that "they" already have made one (I presume, man-made synthetic virus which encodes [delete] part of DNA which is responsible for ageing, already some 15 years ago, "they just can't decide &gt; in which direction money will flow AND of course this can cause a lot of problems. (&lt; it's just an idea! :D )