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Close pass offers best Mars view since prehistory

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Sure, occasionally we have an eclipse that only happens once every decade, or comets we won't see for 70 years, but how about the best ever view of Mars in 60,000 years? For the true, once in a thousand lifetimes, event, just look up on Aug. 28, 2003, for the brightest show. Or any night for the next month, as the red planet is currently brighter than Jupiter.

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Thanks for the reminder, MelSkunk.

Me, I'm wondering if the SciFi channel will celebrate this once in a millennia event by putting some of those cheesy old SF films on -- my personal fave being 'Devil Woman from Mars' which was advertised as 'an interstellar vixen coming to Earth -- looking to BREED!'

I remember feeling very disappointed that the Martian woman didn't look anything like Jenna Shodi. ;)

Ardashir

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a student and Skunk from Toronto, ON, interested in writting, art, classic cars and animals