Mars Hoax

Posted: August 23, 2007 in Serba serbi

Beberapa minggu ini banyak sekali sekali pesan email, pesan dari beberapa situs pertemanan, dan pesan singkat dari yahoo messenger yang isinya:

“Malam hari dengan 2 buah bulan. Jangan sampai terlewatkan kesempatan
langka yang hanya terjadi dalam 2280 tahun sekali saja!!!Seluruh dunia menantikan planet Bumi kita mempunyai 2 buah bulan pada 27 Agustus 2007 nanti. Planet Mars akan terlihat sangat terang di langit mulai awal Agustus.

Planet Mars akan terlihat sebesar bulan planet Bumi kita dengan mata
telanjang saja. Dan puncaknya akan terlihat seperti bulan purnama
(full moon) pada tanggal 27 Agustus jam 00.30 malam senin pagi dini
hari, saat jarak Mars dengan Bumi kita hanya sekitar 34.65M miles.

Jangan sampai terlewatkan untuk ‘menatap’ langit yang akan seperti
memiliki 2 buah bulan, karena jarak terdekat seperti itu hanya akan
terjadi lagi di tahun 2287 yang akan datang.

Share this with your friends as NO ONE ALIVE TODAY will ever see it again.” Saya ngga’ begitu tertarik pertama kali baca dan mengklaim bahwa itu hanyalah sebuah hoax, sama seperti pesan soal akan adanya datang gempa besar yg disertai tsunami pada beberapa bulan kemarin.
Iseng-iseng saya telusuri di internet tentang “fenomena heboh mars” itu, Dari hasil googling pertama saya “nyungsep” di situsnya NASA, ternyata ngga’ cuma tahun ini aja hoax tentang Mars, 2005 juga pernah tersebar tentang isu tersebut.“July 7, 2005: Just when you thought it was safe to read your email….There’s a rumor about Mars going around the internet. Here are some snippets from a widely-circulated email message:

“The Red Planet is about to be spectacular.”

“Earth is catching up with Mars [for] the closest approach between the two planets in recorded history.”

“On August 27th … Mars will look as large as the full moon.”

And finally, “NO ONE ALIVE TODAY WILL EVER SEE THIS AGAIN.”Bahkan dari situs Snopes sendiri mengatakan tahun 2003 juga pernah ada pesan yang sama.

“[Collected on the Internet, 2003] The Red Planet is about to be spectacular! This month and next, Earth is catching up with Mars in an encounter that will culminate in the closest approach between the two planets in recorded history. The next time Mars may come this close is in 2287. Due to the way Jupiter’s gravity tugs on Mars and perturbs its orbit, astronomers can only be certain that Mars has not come this close to Earth in the Last 5,000 years, but it may be as long as 60,000 years before it happens again.

The encounter will culminate on August 27th when Mars comes to within 34,649,589 miles of Earth and will be (next to the moon) the brightest object in the night sky. It will attain a magnitude of -2.9 and will appear 25.11 arc seconds wide. At a modest 75-power magnification Mars will look as large as the full moon to the naked eye. Mars will be easy to spot. At the beginning of August it will rise in the east at 10 p.m. and reach its azimuth at about 3 a.m.By the end of August when the two planets are closest, Mars will rise at nightfall and reach its highest point in the sky at 12:30 a.m. That’s pretty convenient to see something that no human being has seen in recorded history. So, mark your calendar at the beginning of August to see Mars grow progressively brighter and brighter throughout the month. Share this with your children and grandchildren. NO ONE ALIVE TODAY WILL EVER SEE THIS AGAIN”Kesimpulannya…daripada ntar tgl 27 leher pegel2 melototin langit mendingan maen game aja deh HueHueHueHueHue😀

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