Mars Aurora: Amazing aurora seen from Mars, Earth


Scientists have spotted a giant aurora on Mars that has never been seen before. The aurorae, the colorful lights seen in the atmosphere, have been described as having insect-like shapes that spread thousands of km across the planet. It has been given the name ‘Sinius Discrete Aurora’ to describe its huge curved form in the dark skies of Mars. This amazing spectacle has been recorded by the camera mounted on the Hope Probe of the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center (MBRSC) –  the space agency of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

After this new discovery, scientists have raised more new questions about Mars and its atmosphere. Planet physicist and Emirates Mars mission collaborator Rob Lillis claimed that scientists were shocked by what they found in the images of Hope. He claimed that the team has seen several such light shows on Mars since November. He said that the aurorae remained a mystery on Earth for a long time.

Sinius Discrete Aurora

is visible from the earth

Lillis said that it was not long after we understood that these were actually high-energy streams of electrons originally from the Sun that were accelerated by the planet’s magnetic field. Whether it is Earth or Mars, these electrons enter everyone’s atmosphere, which illuminates the planet’s atmosphere. This type of aurora is often seen on Earth. In the amazing pictures that came out of Iceland last month, the rain-like view of the aurora was seen from the clouds.

How are amazing auroras formed?

The aurora’s rays were seen near the Goafoss Waterfall, which is located 45 minutes from Akureyri, the second-largest city in Iceland. In high latitude areas, sometimes due to the charged particles present in the atmosphere, beautiful light is seen in the sky. When massively charged particles from the Sun’s magnetic field are rapidly ejected into Earth’s magnetic orbit, they react with oxygen and nitrogen to create magical worlds of red, green and purple hues.


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