Once again it appears that a Mars hoax that has widely circulated through the Internet since its first appearance during the summer of 2004 has begun to circulate yet again. It comes in the form of an e-mail message titled "Mars Spectacular," which originated from an unknown source.
In turn, this message has gotten passed on to others who couldn't resist forwarding it to their entire address book.
The e-mail declares that on the night of Aug. 27, the planet Mars will come closer to Earth than it has in the past 60,000 years, thereby offering spectacular views of the Red Planet. The commentary even proclaims, with liberal use of exclamation marks, that Mars will appear as bright as (or as large as) the full moon.
Actually, this was back in 2003, and Mars did appear as large as the moon ... through a telescope of the appropriate power.
But along with other recent hoaxes and the flood of porn onto YouTube it is clear that there is an intentional program underway trying to ruin the credibility of the blogs relative to the controlled corporate media.
People fell for it once back with Senator Exon's porn-o-thon. But We The People learn fast.