Hoax alert: No, Mars will not look like a ‘second moon’

Hoax alert: No, Mars will not look like a ‘second moon’.At that time, Mars appeared approximately 6 times larger and 85 times brighter in the sky than it ordinarily does. But, one version of the email message was often reproduced with an unfortunate line break, leaving some readers with the mistaken impression that Mars would “look as large as the full moon to the naked eye” without realizing that that statement only applied to those viewing Mars through a telescope with 75-power magnification.

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