August 11th, 2003

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the Martians are coming!

If there are/were any Martians in the traditional War of the Worlds sense, now would be the time for them to show up: Mars is closer to Earth than it has been in a long long time. The Planetary Society talks about it here - August 27 Mars will be at perihelic opposition. I haven't been in a good place to see it yet, but there's a little bit of time still, during which viewing should only get better.