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Mars' auroras happen all over the planet and UAE's Hope orbiter captures new images
05/07/2021 04:51 PM | Click to read full article
The Hope spacecraft, launched by the United Arab Emirates and orbiting the red planet since February, has captured unique images of dancing atmospheric lights, known as discrete auroras.
“It will allow new doors of study to be opened when it comes to the Martian atmosphere,” said Hessa al-Matroushi, the science lead for the first interplanetary mission by the UAE. “What’s really fantastic is that we basically saw it right away, and with such clarity. It was unambiguous.”