Meerkats make the best photographer’s assistants EVER.
More like “photographers make the best meerkat assistants ever”.
No, That’s NOT an Artificial Light on Mars
"When I saw the picture, I knew right away it wasn’t from some artificial source. It wasn’t even really a light source on Mars! I’ve worked with astronomical cameras for many, many years, and we see little blips like this all the time. "
Read more from Phil Plait at Slate.