Earthlings to get a better view of the Mars spectacular
On Sunday, October 30, the Red Planet will be 69.4 million kilometers (43.1 million miles) from Earth -- a distance that in galactic terms is less than wafer-thin and will not be equaled until 2018.
Skywatchers are rubbing their hands at the opportunity. The last time Mars swung so close to Earth, Hindu seers foretold of war, European astrologers predicted love and Germany reported a rash in UFO sightings. AFP/Yahoo and NASA tell the complete story.
(Perhaps we should have the X-Files team on hand, just in case some UFOs decide to make an appearance. Where is Mulder, anyway?)
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