Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Eyes to the sky for the Mars spectacular

Don't miss the blazing view

On Sunday, October 30, the Red Planet will be 69.4 million kilometers (43.1 million miles) from Earth -- a distance that in galactic terms is less than wafer-thin and will not be equaled until 2018. Skywatchers are rubbing their hands at the opportunity.

The last time Mars swung so close to Earth, Hindu seers foretold of war, European astrologers predicted love and Germany reported a rash in UFO sightings. AFP/Yahoo and NASA tell the complete story. By the way, the NASA site has pages specifically devoted to educators and kids.

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4 comments:

Trucker Bob said...

A personal blog that one can learn from. I think I might love you!

(I so hope you realize I'm kidding, the latter, not the former)

I'll be a regular visitor.

DCS said...

Oh, gee, Trucker Bob. I was hoping you really loved me. Dang! You broke my heart! But I'll go on living...somehow....

Seriously, Bob, thanks for stopping by to brighten my day. Feel free to visit anytime. I, in turn, will visit you regularly.

Hope you're still partying! I think birthday celebrations should last a month.

Raheel said...

Hey thanks for letting us know!

DCS said...

Raheel, I wonder if you will have a better view in your country than we will in the U.S. Hmmm. No matter. Enjoy!