Those lucky enough to catch the night sky must've felt the stars aligned.
But before you ask, it's nothing to do with wizards, witches or magic.
The last time it zipped past the planet was during the Stone Age – when Neanderthals roamed the Earth.
Something on the surface of Mars bears a resemblance to a certain animal.
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