Martian Weather

Martian weather
The weather instrument aboard the MRO mesures the weather by looking at electromagnetically spectrum. This allows it to take semi aureate weather readings.
Many of the weather patterns on mars can be seen on earth, such as dust devils or miniature tornadoes of dust that has been captured by the wind. Dust storms are seen on earth, but there is nothing compared to Martian dust storms. Martian dust storms can cloud out the sun for months, and seriously sand blast anything in there path. Mars has an atmosphere made up of mostly Co2 and other unbrethable chemicals. If you where try to breath the Martian air you would most likely die of suffocation. Mars weather is just as unpredictable as Earth’s, and is just as hard to predict. The temperature of Mars drops dramatically to -180 at night. So as you can see Mars is similar and different at the same time.

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Crazy Wheater on Mars

  • Blue arua borealises
  • dust stroms
  • and frezing clouds of Co2
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Dust Storms
Martian dust storms are the worst in the solar system; they can from hundreds of miles across to thousands of miles across in just a few minutes. They are violent and very dangerous, and could destroy the solar collectors on the rovers’ sprit and opportunity. The winds can also be helpful; if the winds are gentle they can blow the sand of the solar collectors instead of destroying them or coating them in dust. Dust storms can even cover half the plane; now imagine that happening on Earth, the chaos it could cause all over the planet would collapse governments. It has been confirmed that a storm in 2001 did in fact engulf the entire planet!

Aura Borealis
Mars like Earth has an aura, or as more commonly known as the northern lights. An aura happens when air molecules and charged particles from the sun collide 20 feet off the ground. These particles get to Earth or Mars through solar flares and coronal mass ejections that break away from the Sun. These super charged particles hit the Earth and or Mars and some of them get through the magnetic field and are funneled into the poles. On Earth are green and red, on Mars are entirely blue, because of the Co2 atmosphere. The Martian magnetic felid is gone but remnants remain, rocks and other thing still make a weak magnetic felid that is strongest at the northern poles where the aura borealis was first sighted.

http://www-mgcm.arc.nasa.gov/MGCM.html
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http://www.livescience.com/space/scienceastronomy/070710_st_mars_storms.html

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