Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Martian Clouds Above Phoenix

The Surface Stereo Imager onboard NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander observed clouds drifting across the horizon in the early morning on the 119th sol, or Martian day, since landing (September 25, 2008). Clouds were observed each night after Sol 80 (August 15, 2008) as the atmospheric temperature decreased.

But then again I have said there were clouds on Mars for many years after I came across this image. I had so many people calling me a fool that I took the post down and left it in draft status for years.