Some Amazing Solar System Pictures - Fog on Mars etc...



Mad as Fish

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The photo of Italy reminds us just how much energy we are burning in lighting up this planet, and how much of that energy is wasted.
 

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The photo of Italy reminds us just how much energy we are burning in lighting up this planet, and how much of that energy is wasted.
It's kinda the photonic equivalent of Enceladus venting water into space.
 

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CREDIT TO GIZMODO

Solar Eclipses on Mars ( the images wouldn't embed)


There’s something completely sublime about watching solar eclipses from the surface of another planet, as showcased in these new videos captured by NASA’s Curiosity rover.
Mars has two small, oddly shaped moons. Phobos is the larger one at 17 miles (27 km) across, while Deimos is just 9 miles (14.5 km) in diameter. Using its Mastcam, Curiosity recently captured the moons passing in front of the Sun. The NASA rover has done this before, but these new eclipse images, released by NASA yesterday, are among the best we’ve seen to date.
 

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Looks like Jupiter took a hammering..

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An amateur astronomer in Texas captured a rare sight earlier this week when an apparent meteor slammed into Jupiter’s thick upper atmosphere.

On Wednesday, amateur astronomer Ethan Chappel was on the lookout for Perseid meteors, reports ScienceAlert. But his telescope was trained on Jupiter with the camera running. Later, after feeding the data into a software program designed to detect impact flashes, Chappel was alerted to the event.

Looking at the footage, Chappel saw a brief but discernible flash along the western portion of Jupiter’s Southern Equatorial Belt, or SEB.
 

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A Mars spring??


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sand dunes defrosting near the north pole of Mars last May, pictured by the ESA’s ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter. To wit:
The carbon dioxide and water ice actually sublime in the thin atmosphere directly to gas. Thinner regions of ice typically defrost first revealing sand whose darkness soaks in sunlight and accelerates the thaw. The process might even involve sandy jets exploding through the thinning ice. By Summer, spots will expand to encompass the entire dunes. The Martian North Pole is ringed by many similar fields of barchan sand dunes, whose strange, smooth arcs are shaped by persistent Martian winds.
 


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