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Martian clouds in motion from Phoenix (sol 94)
Filed under pretty pictures, Phoenix, Mars, weather and climate, animation
Phoenix took the 10 frames that compose this animation between 14:52 and 15:02 local solar time on sol 94. The camera was gazing slightly to the west of south, so the clouds are moving westward or west-northwestward. Ice clouds had become more common in Phoenix' sky as the summer sun caused water to sublime from the northern polar cap; the summer's maximum abundance of atmospheric water vapor was recently reached at the Phoenix site.
NASA / JPL / UA / TAMU
This image is in the public domain.
Original image data dated on or about August 30, 2008
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