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Old 26-08-2013, 04:26 PM
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Terry B
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I thought that the original cause was the idea that through a telescope at some non specified magnification, mars would be the same angular size as the full moon viewed with the naked eye. This applied years ago when Mars was relatively close to earth.
This idea got corrupted and the hoax is the result.

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