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What does a Martian sunset look like?: Curiosity captures a bizarre view of the sun’s rays through clouds on Mars



NASA’s Curiosity rover captured a rare sight of a Martian sunset as the sun’s rays penetrate the red planet’s clouds.

NASA shared an interesting record of Mars this week. Sunset views captured by Rover Curiosity has been exploring Mars since it was launched in 2011.

The spacecraft was beginning a new batch of images of the planet’s clouds when it successfully captured the odd shape of the sun’s rays and the setting sun penetrating clouds on Mars’ surface.

The sunset image was taken on March 2nd and so far “This is the first time the sun’s rays have been seen so clearly on Mars.” explained by NASA statement.

This phenomenon is known to scientists as ‘creepy rays’ and was ‘captured by Curiosity during its last crepuscular cloud survey. based on,” the space agency notes.

Mars Sunset ‘Rainbow Clouds’

Seeing a Martian sunset might pique your curiosity, “Rainbow” clouds It’s much stranger. This was taken by the rover on his January 27th and shows a phenomenon similar to the rainbows seen on Earth.

“When the sun shines, Certain types of clouds can create rainbow-like displays called iridescence explained NASA.

“Where we see rainbow colors, means that the particle size of the cloud is the same for all parts of the cloud as its neighbors Mark Lemmon, an atmospheric scientist at the Institute for Space and Astronautical Science in Boulder, Colorado, said:

“When you look at the color change, you can see that the particle size changes in the cloud. It shows how the cloud evolves and how its particle size changes over time. increase.”

Source: Biobiochile

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