It's autumn in Michigan. The leaves have turned, the temperatures have dropped and the sweaters and sweatshirts are out of the closets. And on beaches and in backyards all over Michigan, people are having bonfires. Maybe this weekend you'll be sitting around a bonfire with friends, enjoying hot dogs and marshmallows and (maybe) some beers and live music from whoever brought their guitar.

And according to, it looks like the same thing's happening, right now, on Mars.

On a mountain called Arsia Mons near the Martian equator, a plume of smoke (scientists say it's a cloud, but we know better) has been seen since Sept. 13, according to the European Space Agency (ESA) The volcano at that location hasn't been active for 50 million years, so you tell me what that means. Leaf pile? No trees. Most probably, they visited Michigan in 1966, like what the saw and have been coming here for beer, guitar strings and  marshmallows ever since.

Go ahead. Prove me wrong.Photos don't lie.


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