Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 77, Issue 11, page 102, 12 March 1996
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1996), Martian lights, Eos Trans. AGU, 77(11), 102–102, doi:10.1029/96EO00068.(
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Would a romantic stargazer standing on the surface of Mars ever see a shooting star? According to three astronomers, the answer is yes. Working with a computer simulation of the flight of a variety of dust particles through the Martian atmosphere, Lars Adolfson and Bo Gustafson of the University of Florida and Carl Murray of London's Queen Mary and Westfield College observed that the atmosphere is dense enough in the right places to burn up incoming meteors.