• Scientists have solved the mystery of invisible frost and dust avalanches on Mars

    These dark stripes are also called “ Slope stripe ”, It was caused by a dust avalanche on Mars. The HiRISE camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured them on December 26, 2017. Source: NASA / JPL Caltech / Arizona From frost to steam Launched in 2001, Odyssey is NASA’s longest lived Mars mission and carries the thermal emission imaging system (Themis), an infrared or temperature sensitive camera that provides a unique view of the Martian surface. Odyssey’s current orbit is Mars time 7 M provides a unique perspective. “…

    May 18, 2022