Breaking news! The Curiosity rover caught clouds above it on Mars. You need to see these images
Breaking news! The Curiosity rover caught clouds above it on Mars. These are just a few of the few images of NASA's Curiosity rover showing red clouds. Curiosity captured these spectacular images at the end of last year, on December 12, 2021.
Recently, NASA JPL posted on their Instagram page two videos with the clouds on Mars captured by Curiosity and are spectacular. The videos are made by bringing together all the images that Curiosity made while observing these clouds. Also, scientists can calculate approx. how high the clouds were, especially since in the first video they were just above the rover.
NASA says the clouds were approx. at an altitude of 50 miles (80 kilometers), which suggests that they are composed of ice carbon dioxide. That's because at that height, the temples are very low on Mars.
Most likely, as shown, the images were taken with Curiosity's NavCams camera. But it was not announced through which camera Curiosity made the images.
"Take a look at these #clouds drifting through the Martian sky." wrote @nasajpl on Instagram, today 17 February 2022.