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On August 27th , Mars will appear as large as the full moon. Don’t believe this hoax; It could happen BUT if it does, we have a lot to worry about: some radially wild occurrence will also affect the earth in its orbit. Mars is visible as a tiny dot in the pre-dawn sky, low in the east.

Astronomers are rethinking and reclassifying the components of our solar system.

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