Martian meteor shower & X-flare blackout

Reprinted from Space Weather News http://spaceweather.comMARTIAN METEOR SHOWER: NASA and European spacecraft have detected evidence of a “spectacular” meteor shower on Mars caused by the close approach of Comet Siding Spring last month.  If a human had been standing on the Red Planet at the time, they might have seen thousands of meteors per hour followed by a widespread yellow afterglow that lasted for days.  Visit for more information.

X-FLARE!  Active sunspot AR2205 produced a potent X1-class solar flare on Nov. 7th, causing a strong HF radio blackout on the dayside of our planet. More X-flares are in the offing as the sunspot turns toward Earth this weekend.  Visit for updates.


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