It might look like a postcard from Arizona. But this overview shows something much more exotic: planets. MarsAs seen by NASA’s Curiosity rover.
This is a compilation of 21 photos taken by the Land Rover recently. This is to study small clouds. Strange above the chimney house Scientists realized two years ago that more types of clouds formed at the beginning of the Martian year than expected. So this Mars year Curiosity Watched the clouds in the morning and was not disappointed. The clouds actually began to appear in late January. When the sky observing robots began to record small clouds. Covered in ice that scattered the sunlight in a show of color sometimes.
“I̵7;m always amazed at the colors that appear: red, green, blue, and purple,” says Mark Lemmon, an atmospheric scientist at the Institute of Space Science in Colorado. said in a NASA statement.. “It’s really cool to see something that shines in different colors on Mars.”
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Surprisingly, these clouds appeared higher in the Martian atmosphere More than what cloud scientists tend to see here on Earth, according to NASA. Normally, if a cloud passed through Curiosity, the structure would be filled with ice and float about 60 kilometers above the Martian surface.
The clouds in Curiosity’s new image are in the higher atmosphere, although NASA hasn’t specified their elevation. Differences may reflect different components. A cloud of frozen carbon dioxide or dry iceAccording to the agency, though, scientists are still unconvinced of that explanation.
Clouds are at their best after sunset. When the last light made the ice crystal glow. which is why scientists call them noctilucent, or night light. (Curiosity can check out these glittering clouds with a black and white navigator and a color pole camera.)
Some of these clouds also appear slightly iridescent when the cloud particles are very similar in size, Lemmon said, which usually occurs when clouds are just forming and growing at the same speed.
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