Clouds on Mars

syngulatePublished: August 14, 201733 views
Published: August 14, 2017

The reason they are black and white is that they were captured from the Navigation Camera (Navcam) that does not take color images. These clouds are likely made of crystals of water ice that condensed out of dust grains due to the atmosphere being cold. These clouds in that way are similar to those on Earth as our clouds are made of water and ice crystals as well. Normally these clouds appear near the equator when the planet is furthest from the Sun but that being a few months away these clouds are a bit early. Check out the video below and let us know what you think.

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