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Martian Clouds

2007/08/16

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Martian Clouds

Martian Clouds
Martian Clouds

from: http://www.esa.int/esaCP/SEMUDT70LYE_index_0.html

The ESA's Rosetta probe swooped around Mars on Sunday, completing a key manoeuvre in its 10-year mission to land on a distant comet. The 3-tonne probe came within 155 miles of the planet's surface, and took some incredible images that reveal cloud systems on the planet. "At this time of the Martian year, a large fraction of Mars' atmosphere is evaporating from the southern polar cap and will migrate to the northern polar cap during nothern winter. Over most of the Martian disk one can see large cloud systems."

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