Meteor Showers Explosive on Mars

Meteors that would be little more than a flash in the sky on Earth can cause massive explosions, vast dust storms and giant lightning bolts on Mars, say Russian scientists. By adapting some classified Cold War equations created to predict what nuclear blasts would do in Earth’s atmosphere, scientists from the Russian Academy of Sciences Institute for Dynamics of Geospheres think they have a way of predicting how meteors would behave when they bust through the thin martian atmosphere.