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Rare Shiny Clouds Spotted On Mars (Pictures) by Macsjebs(m): 5:06am On Jun 08
NASA's Curiosity rover has captured several remarkable images of clouds on Mars, a rare occurrence on the Red Planet.

The clouds, which were photographed in March 19, Curiosity's 3,063rd sol (Martian day) usually only form during the coldest part of the year on Mars' equator.

The clouds, described as 'early' according to the space agency, started forming in early January and are at a higher altitude than normal.

'Most Martian clouds hover no more than about 37 miles (60 kilometers) in the sky and are composed of water ice,' NASA wrote in a statement. 'But the clouds Curiosity has imaged are at a higher altitude, where it's very cold, indicating that they are likely made of frozen carbon dioxide, or dry ice.

'Scientists look for subtle clues to establish a cloud's altitude, and it will take more analysis to say for sure which of Curiosity's recent images show water-ice clouds and which show dry-ice ones.'

It's unclear at what altitude these clouds formed above the Martian surface.

The Curiosity rover also discovered that noctilucent (twilight clouds that change in brightness) and iridescent (mother of pearl clouds that change in color) exist on the planet.

'Noctilucent clouds grow brighter as they fill with crystals, then darken after the Sun's position in the sky drops below their altitude,' NASA explained.

The space agency added that the brightness of the clouds allows scientists to figure out how high they are.

Iridescent clouds are some of the most colorful -- reds, greens, blues and purples are not uncommon -- on the Red Planet and can be seen with the naked eye.

'If you see a cloud with a shimmery pastel set of colors in it, that's because the cloud particles are all nearly identical in size,' said Mark Lemmon, an atmospheric scientist with the Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colorado. 'That's usually happening just after the clouds have formed and have all grown at the same rate.'

'It’s really cool to see something shining with lots of color on Mars,' Lemmon added.

NASA's Curiosity rover has made a number of exciting discoveries since landing on the Red Planet inside the Gale Crater.

Earlier this month, scientists pouring over data sent back from Curiosity found that organic, or carbon-containing, salts are likely present on Mars, which the agency says are chemical remnants of organic compounds.

In November 2020, researchers examined sediment data taken by the Curiosity rover and found that floods of unimaginable magnitude washed through Gale Crater around 4 billion years ago, raising the possibility life once existed on the Red Planet.
Source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-9637147/NASAs-Curiosity-rover-snaps-remarkable-photos-rare-high-altitude-clouds-Mars.html

Re: Rare Shiny Clouds Spotted On Mars (Pictures) by Kriss216: 5:30am On Jun 08
While Nigeria is bothered about cows cry

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Re: Rare Shiny Clouds Spotted On Mars (Pictures) by NewBea: 5:51am On Jun 08
If you still have hope in Nigeria then you're delusional

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Re: Rare Shiny Clouds Spotted On Mars (Pictures) by Duru9(m): 5:54am On Jun 08
Since mars is earth
What is up mars ?

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Re: Rare Shiny Clouds Spotted On Mars (Pictures) by Ever8090: 6:23am On Jun 08
My problem is all this year's they attach to this their theory that they will still come back to argue with and discard ...

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Re: Rare Shiny Clouds Spotted On Mars (Pictures) by tillaman(m): 6:24am On Jun 08
Mars here we come!! Since Planet earth don tire most of una

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Re: Rare Shiny Clouds Spotted On Mars (Pictures) by OsusHunter: 6:30am On Jun 08
This doesn't concern Nigeria.

A very USELESS country ruled by senile old fools.

Nigeria is still one of the 30 countries in the world that's still battling with basic amenities in the 21st century...

6TH LARGEST PRODUCER OF OIL IN THE WORLD. The same oil that some Arab countries are using to live like kings and queens...

- WHY CAN'T WE HAVE FUNCTIONING REFINERIES?

- WHY CAN'T WE HAVE CONSTANT ELECTRIC POWER?

They banned cryptocurrencies
They have banned Twitter
Soon, they'll ban protests and order shoot on target of protesters.
Yet, some useless youths are still supporting this olds fools in the name of APC and PDP party members...
What a Shame!

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Re: Rare Shiny Clouds Spotted On Mars (Pictures) by DenreleDave(m): 7:05am On Jun 08
Liars

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Re: Rare Shiny Clouds Spotted On Mars (Pictures) by fuckingAyaya(m): 7:23am On Jun 08
Them say our satellite don expire for Nigeria it only working currently by God's grace

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Re: Rare Shiny Clouds Spotted On Mars (Pictures) by iamyemiakins(m): 7:33am On Jun 08
It's time to go and start my own country on Mars before Jeff Bezos gets there

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Re: Rare Shiny Clouds Spotted On Mars (Pictures) by Khd95(m): 10:16am On Jun 08
meanwhile the nigconsat, the nigerian satellite in the space has been surviving on grace since it expired years ago grin grin grin

cow republic

buhari and his administration is cancerous to any meaningful development, he alon has dragged us back to the 15th century

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Re: Rare Shiny Clouds Spotted On Mars (Pictures) by dandig(m): 10:36am On Jun 08
OsusHunter:
This doesn't concern Nigeria.

A very USELESS country ruled by senile old fools.

Nigeria is still one of the 30 countries in the world that's still battling with basic amenities in the 21st century...

6TH LARGEST PRODUCER OF OIL IN THE WORLD. The same oil the some Arab countries are using to live like kings and queens...

- WHY CAN'T WE HAVE FUNCTIONING REFINERIES?

- WHY CAN'T WE HAVE CONSTANT ELECTRIC POWER?

They banned cryptocurrencies
They have banned Twitter
Soon, they'll ban protests and order shoot on target of protesters.
Yet, some useless youths are still supporting this olds fools in the name of APC and PDP party members...
What a Shame!
I love when I come online to see reasonable people write down things that will make man wake up

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Re: Rare Shiny Clouds Spotted On Mars (Pictures) by Righteousness2(m): 11:55am On Jun 08
Let no media or anyone Deceive you with one reason or the other for all these happenings.
The Signs are Everywhere! The skies, the land, the seas etc. Everything is Reacting to the Soon Appearance of The KING of kings.
HE is Coming to RAPTURE His Church. That's the reason we see all the Happenings.

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Re: Rare Shiny Clouds Spotted On Mars (Pictures) by Julianaa: 1:33pm On Jun 08
So beautiful
Re: Rare Shiny Clouds Spotted On Mars (Pictures) by sunshineV: 1:45pm On Jun 08
the christians don't believe this cus their bible said "heaven and earth"

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Re: Rare Shiny Clouds Spotted On Mars (Pictures) by sunshineV: 1:46pm On Jun 08
Righteousness2:
Let no media or anyone Deceive you with one reason or the other for all these happenings.
The Signs are Everywhere! The skies, the land, the seas etc. Everything is Reacting to the Soon Appearance of The KING of kings.
HE is Coming to RAPTURE His Church. That's the reason we see all the Happenings.
probably the most foolish dunce on nairaland

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Re: Rare Shiny Clouds Spotted On Mars (Pictures) by Xiaomi1(m): 2:09pm On Jun 08
beautiful, the works of God.

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Re: Rare Shiny Clouds Spotted On Mars (Pictures) by Ceenachi(m): 2:09pm On Jun 08
Righteousness2:
Let no media or anyone Deceive you with one reason or the other for all these happenings.
The Signs are Everywhere! The skies, the land, the seas etc. Everything is Reacting to the Soon Appearance of The KING of kings.
HE is Coming to RAPTURE His Church. That's the reason we see all the Happenings.

Tell me more grin grin

Dis kind of news
U no dey carry last

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Re: Rare Shiny Clouds Spotted On Mars (Pictures) by kennethfranc(m): 2:10pm On Jun 08
Nice one from NASA
Re: Rare Shiny Clouds Spotted On Mars (Pictures) by donnie(m): 2:10pm On Jun 08
Mars ko, uranium ni.

The so-called planets are just stars. Those shinny clouds have ships behind them waiting for the right time to bring about the destruction spoken of in the scriptures. Those are the chariots of YAH and they are for battle (Isaiah 66:15).

Those who have made themselves gods of this world will be humbled. Lucifer who has ascended and made his nest among the stars in the name of space travels will be cast down.

Obadiah 1:4
[4]Though thou exalt thyself as the eagle, and though thou set thy nest among the stars, thence will I bring thee down, saith the LORD.

Isaiah 14:12-15
[12]How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
[13]For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
[14]I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
[15]Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.

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Re: Rare Shiny Clouds Spotted On Mars (Pictures) by Xscape047: 2:10pm On Jun 08
WaAwuu
Re: Rare Shiny Clouds Spotted On Mars (Pictures) by BruncleZuma: 2:11pm On Jun 08
grin grin grin grin
Re: Rare Shiny Clouds Spotted On Mars (Pictures) by katlynf73: 2:11pm On Jun 08
shocked
Re: Rare Shiny Clouds Spotted On Mars (Pictures) by vr0xen: 2:12pm On Jun 08
Kriss216:
While Nigeria is bothered about cows cry
. Ur inviting the supreme wrath of simplyleo

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Re: Rare Shiny Clouds Spotted On Mars (Pictures) by Sijo01(f): 2:12pm On Jun 08
The current generation of Nigerian leaders don't have the foresight of any of these.

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Re: Rare Shiny Clouds Spotted On Mars (Pictures) by lasisi69: 2:13pm On Jun 08
Christ is coming soon

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Re: Rare Shiny Clouds Spotted On Mars (Pictures) by sylve11: 2:13pm On Jun 08
Shey them say we go soon go Mars go live? cool
Re: Rare Shiny Clouds Spotted On Mars (Pictures) by Esseite: 2:13pm On Jun 08
If the oxygen level is 0.2%, what is the point since humans cant live there..

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Re: Rare Shiny Clouds Spotted On Mars (Pictures) by GboyegaD(m): 2:13pm On Jun 08
Curiosity they say..
Re: Rare Shiny Clouds Spotted On Mars (Pictures) by AfriNotesNEWS: 2:13pm On Jun 08
American, Russians and China are busy buying space in Mars, before the rest of the world will wake up this few country has already occupied Mars

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