first shooting star seen from mars

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Wed Jun 1, 1:53 PM ET
NASA's Spirit rover photographed a streak of light that was likely part of a martian meteor shower, scientists announced today.

The picture is the first of a shooting star above Mars. Further, the flash has been traced back to its parent comet. And now astronomers figure they should be able to forecast martian meteor showers.
 

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stubeeef

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You mean shooting stars happen on other planets as well? :eek:

Could be martians coming back from cattle mutilations, or just cruising around the mediterranean topless beaches.