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Mars as Big as the Moon (2009 edition) – Still Not True

It’s back, and it’s more compelling than ever this year. My best post is last year’s [1]. I have also made a corrected version [2] of the e-mail that’s going around in the next post.

Here are some quickie details:

Curious about how that opposition slips against Earth years? Here’s a short overview courtesy of the Students of Exploration and Development of Space [4].

Mars Hoax ’09

This year the e-mail is going around as a PowerPoint attachment, complete with all the PowerPoint bells and whistles you could ever wish to avoid.

This is the PowerPoint file if you really want to see it. I’m not sure I’d trust it to be virus-free if I were you, but I did scan it for viruses, and didn’t find anything: MARS.pps [5]. If you’d rather not risk it – screen-shots of the slides without their animated glory follow.

Mars Hoax PowerPoint 2009 Page 1 [6]

Mars Hoax PowerPoint 2009 Page 1

Mars Hoax PowerPoint 2009 Page 2 [7]

Mars Hoax PowerPoint 2009 Page 2

Mars Hoax PowerPoint 2009 Page 3

Mars Hoax PowerPoint 2009 Page 3

Mars Hoax PowerPoint 2009 Page 4

Mars Hoax PowerPoint 2009 Page 4

Mars Hoax PowerPoint 2009 Page 5

Mars Hoax PowerPoint 2009 Page 5

Anyway, more info on the history of this hoax is here.

And some further links from other people:

~ A l i c e !