Martian aurora, high-altitude dust clouds surprise scientists

MAVEN mission data provide insights, provoke questions about Red Planet

Maven probe

BRING TO LIGHT  An ultraviolet camera on the MAVEN probe, illustrated, captures the eerie glow from a Martian aurora, similar to the northern lights on Earth.

Univ. of Colorado

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