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Title: Homo Scētis discovers the planet mars
Post by: Weaver on September 07, 2018, 05:01:29 AM
Several local idiots reported seeing a flare, phoned it in to the coastguard. It was Mars.
Title: Re: Homo Scētis discovers the planet mars
Post by: kitz on September 07, 2018, 12:27:18 PM
How [on earth] does Mars look like a flare? 
Title: Re: Homo Scētis discovers the planet mars
Post by: Weaver on September 07, 2018, 04:25:45 PM
https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/islands/western-isles/1557022/sighting-of-flare-turns-out-to-be-mars/

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/relief-as-red-flare-turns-out-to-be-the-red-planet-8lg99gs6j
Title: Re: Homo Scētis discovers the planet mars
Post by: chenks on September 07, 2018, 07:15:55 PM
Several local idiots reported seeing a flare, phoned it in to the coastguard. It was Mars.

i'd rather it was reported and found to be a false alarm, than ignored and later found to be a boat in distress.
surely only an idiot would disagree with that.
Title: Re: Homo Scētis discovers the planet mars
Post by: 4candles on September 07, 2018, 10:36:32 PM
The movement of Mars across the sky is imperceptible over the course of several minutes.
A flare is only visible, moving relatively quickly, for a matter of seconds.
I tend to agree with Weaver.   ;)
Title: Re: Homo Scētis discovers the planet mars
Post by: jelv on September 07, 2018, 10:47:00 PM
If you had had a few bevies before looking at Mars I suppose it might appear to be moving!
Title: Re: Homo Scētis discovers the planet mars
Post by: kitz on September 08, 2018, 04:00:19 PM
 ;D
Title: Re: Homo Scētis discovers the planet mars
Post by: Weaver on September 09, 2018, 09:57:33 PM
On further consideration of the news articles I think It would have to have been a report from the Isle of Lewis, so apologies to the people of Skye.