Positions of stars as seen from Mars--different than from Earth? I'm reading a novel that says , "On Mars the stars seemed a bit out of place, not in their correct position." Could that be true? I suspect that if you disregard anything within our solar system, the stars would be so far away that the distance between Earth and Mars would be insignificant. So the stars as seen from Mars would look exactly the same as from Earth. Only the positions of the planets would be different. Am I right or is the novelist?