Mars Hoaxes! 6 Stubborn Red Planet Conspiracy Theories – Yahoo News

Every year in August, the same Mars message circulates across the Internet: The Red Planet will appear “as big as the full moon” in the sky, as seen with the naked eye. The so-called Mars Hoax (which started in 2003 after a real-life close approach of Mars to the Earth) is just one of a series of false claims concerning the Red Planet. Readers apparently missed the line saying that it would take a 75-power magnification in a telescope to make Mars appear as big as the full moon.

Source: Mars Hoaxes! 6 Stubborn Red Planet Conspiracy Theories – Yahoo News