NASA'S MAVEN reveals Mars like you've never seen it before

NASA's MAVEN mission shows us mars like we've never seen it before.

Scientists have obtained images of the ultraviolet "nightglow" of Mars, a mysterious atmospheric phenomenon that could help future Mars colonists understand how the Red Planet's atmosphere functions.

The images show how winds circulate at high altitudes and images taken in daylight shows the change in ozone layer over different seasons.

This information will help understand how water escapes from the surface of the red planet.

The images also reveal how afternoon clouds form over giant Martian volcanoes, they are composed of water ice crystals, and they allow the scientists observing them to trace the planet's atmospheric flow.

MAVEN images show about seven hours of Mars rotation during this period, just over a quarter of Mars' day.

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NASA releases new photos of Mars

Edge of North Polar Erg Dubbed Windy City

(NASA)

Landforms at West End of Her Desher Vallis 

(NASA)

Small Tributary Deposit and Transverse Aeolian Ridges in Nirgal Vallis 

(NASA)

Gullies in Dunes Dubbed Kolhar

(NASA)

Dunes Dubbed Tleilax 

(NASA)

Gully Monitoring 

(NASA)

Terrain Near Peneus Patera 

(NASA)

Clean Exposures of Light-Toned Chaos Blocks in Gorgonum Chaos

(NASA)

Syria Planum Bedform and Albedo Changes 

(NASA)

Variety of Spider Features 

(NASA)

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