The Boulder Institute of Space Sciences in Colorado, in the United States, reported on Monday that sunlight has been captured for the first time on Mars.
The images were provided by NASA’s NASA space rover Mastcam, which helps scientists see how cloud particles grow over time.
Curiosity captured sunlight while scanning the aurora, noctilucent, or luminous clouds.
And the source indicates that “most of the Martian clouds are located at a distance of no more than 60 kilometers above the Earth’s surface and consist of water ice, and those in the last images appear at higher altitudes, where the weather is particularly cold.”
This indicates that these clouds consist of carbon dioxide ice or dry ice, the entity’s statement said.
In addition to the sunshine image, Curiosity captured a band of colorful feather-shaped clouds on January 27.
When illuminated by sunlight, the source said, it can create a rainbow-like spectacle, called iridescence.
Source: international agencies
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