Saturday, 29 August 2015

6 Mars Hoaxes You Keep Falling For

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Every year in August, the same Mars message circulates across the Internet: The Red Planet will appear 'as big as the full moon' in the sky, as seen with the naked eye. The problem is, it's not true: Skywatchers won't be able to see a 'double moon' in the late August sky.

The so-called Mars Hoax (which started in 2003 after a real-life close approach of Mars to the Earth) is just one of a series of false claims concerning the Red Planet. Here are some misconceptions about Mars that just won't die.

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