Saturday, August 26, 2006

Look up...

Later this month Mars will be closer to earth than it will for another 60,000 years. It will be so close that it will appear as the same size as the moon in the evening sky. That’s some crazy shit…

Already scientists are able to view Mars in exceptional detail like never before. Initial reports provide some insight into why Mars is red. Turns out its red because it is in fact rusting. Soil samples analyzed by the Spirit Mars rover confirm a highly ferrous content to the soil, so this poses many problems for scientists the world over. Several conditions have to exist in order for this to happen, all of which defy conventional understanding of this planet. Guess what douche bag scientists, turns out …

1) Mars is a solid metal orb. Things can’ rust that aren’t metal.
2) Oxygen is present on Mars. Rust is basically just the oxidization of metal so therefore there’s gotta’ be enough O2 up there to rust that fucker out!
3) Water is also present on Mars. Water rusts stuff right?

Anyways, the implications of all this are huge. Looks like Mars in inhabitable after all. I’m booking my trip tomorrow.

3 Comments:

At 11:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

no i dont believe it at all, nope can't be true you must have heard wrong, what next your gonna tell me it will appear to be the same size as the moon! HA! what a crazy guy you are ............... :P

 
At 4:25 PM, Anonymous ray said...

don't get me started on you and space again. this thing pisses me off even more than that pompus comment you made the other day on how you want people to remember you. most of what you have said is untrue, oh gosh don't get me started....where did you get the idea that mars will 'appear' to be the same size as the moon?....i have to stop....

 
At 9:32 AM, Blogger Sj said...

And anyway, this is a new "urban legend" someone decided to start sending around. Mars was at it's closest 3 years AGO! and it wasn't THAT close. I went to see it at the Ontario Science Centre. They placed powerful telescopes around and let you gaze at mars in it's glory. And through the telescope you could see features and it was almost as if looking at the moon with the naked eye... sorta.

With JUST the naked eye it was simply a slightly larger red dot. Pretty much like it usually is.

http://www.snopes.com/science/mars.asp

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Given that we should direct out attention to Io. It's just got the coolest name!

 

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