Mars and Its Mysteries. Is This An Aurora Borealis?
Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun and the second smallest planet in the Solar System, after Mercury.
In February 2012, amateur astronomers captured a striking image: from the surface of Mars emerged a plume of 250 km altitude, a phenomenon that was repeated a month later, and now the first hypotheses about its origin are known.
The journal Nature has just published the results of a study from the University of the Basque Country (Spain) and the Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC).
The article raises two hypotheses: it is a cloud of particles (or crystals) of ice or carbon dioxide, or is a luminous phenomenon similar to the aurora borealis.
Mars is always full of mysteries!
“By refocusing our space program on Mars for America’s future, we can restore the sense of wonder and adventure in space exploration that we knew in the summer of 1969. We won the moon race; now it’s time for us to live and work on Mars, first on its moons and then on its surface.” Buzz Aldrin.
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Video: Mars Aurora Borealis.