Curiosity photographed bizarre clouds on Mars

(ORDO NEWS) — The mesmerizing footage of the Martian sky showing floating clouds was captured by NASA’s Curiosity rover. The Daily Mail writes about it.

The clouds on the Red Planet are very dim, so special techniques have to be used to visualize them. Thanks to modern technological processing, this short video was created:

From the data obtained, experts can calculate how fast the clouds are moving and how high they are in the sky. The clouds in the published frames are located very high – at a distance of 80 km above the surface of the planet.

Since it is very cold at the height where the clouds are located, the researchers write that these are not simple clouds of water ice that are found at lower altitudes. These Martian clouds are made up of carbon dioxide.

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