UNITED STATES.- In a truly incredible way the POT has published a series of images where you can see clouds that “glow at night” in Mars. This thanks to the rover Curiosity located in the Gale crater of the Red Planet. For this reason, the space agency has presented 21 photographs adapted to the human eye to be able to glimpse these formations since March.
In this sense, it has been detailed that this phenomenon is “unusual” and has captured the gaze of everyone. In addition, it was reported that experts and experts had already realized this for two years and considered its rarity in the Martian sky. In addition, this has been specified as “storms filled with ice crystals that scattered the light of the setting Sun, some of them shining with color.”
The foregoing could begin to be observed from the end of January 2021 and they highlighted that, unlike the common cloudy, the elevation is much higher, since it is typical that it is molded at 60 kilometers high. For now, work is being done so that scientists can know the exact distance, since this would contribute to knowing the composition of the clouds in Mars.
Likewise, the space agency stressed that the clouds could consist of icy water and, those that could be observed recently, could contain frozen carbon dioxide. In turn, these formations were defined as noctilucent (luminous at night, from Latin). Its ice crystals catch the waning light from the Sun and this makes them much brighter when the sky darkens.
On the other hand, it was also indicated that when the Sun is below altitude, the clouds begin to eclipse. Therefore, the discovery of the Curiosity of the POT It is amazing because capturing these types of clouds is a feat for the space agency. Finally, the photos could be taken thanks to its black and white cameras and its color device called MastCam to appreciate these visual jewels.