Venus was the goddess of love, but Mars is the big cosmic tease.
No, the Red Planet will not appear as big as the full moon on Aug. 27.
Not even close.
Unless your flying saucer is parked a sun's diameter or two from its fourth planet.
Sillier still, Mars will not even be visible at night on that date.
So do not, NASA advises, believe "The Confusing-Email-About-Mars-You-Should-Delete-and-Not-Forward-to-Anyone-Except-Your-In-Laws."
Really, that was NASA's term.
Glad to know our well-endowed space program invents more than rocket fuel.
Anway, not even in 2003, when Mars was at its closest pass in 60,000 years, was it more than a rusty dot in the sky.