Stunning ultraviolet images reveal the 'nightglow' on the red planet and giant clouds over its volcanoes



New ultraviolet images of the Mars have given a stunning glimpse into the planet's atmosphere.
The incredible images show clouds forming over giant volcanoes, and include the first images of 'nightglow' that can be used to show how winds circulate at high altitudes.
The images were taken by the Imaging UltraViolet Spectrograph (Iuvs) on the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution mission (Maven).
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'Maven obtained hundreds of such images in recent months, giving some of the best high-resolution ultraviolet coverage of Mars ever obtained,' said Nick Schneider of the... read more

 
19 October 2016 in Science &Technology, Views: 46
Source: Daily Mail
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