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Photos of rare Martian clouds are received on Earth

2021-07-13
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NASA successfully programs Curiosity rover to capture celestial images.

When the red planet is at its farthest point from the sun, unusual clouds appear in the Martian sky. When they were discovered two years ago, engineers on Earth wrote instructions for Curiosity to take photographs the next time Mars completed one of its orbits. 

Recently, those photos arrived, and scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Malin Space Science Systems in Southern California, USA, were thrilled with the results. The iridescent formations are higher than ordinary clouds and shimmer in the sunlight. Owing to the extreme cold, they are filled with tiny crystals of frozen carbon dioxide, tinted with delicate rainbow hues. 

We applaud your achievement, space scientists and engineers! May the beauty beyond our world be an inspiration for humanity to elevate its awareness and pursue higher goals, in the guidance of the Providence. 

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