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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Mars Climate Sounder scans the Martian atmosphere

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Mars Climate Sounder scans the Martian atmosphere The Mars Climate Sounder aboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter observes Martian temperature structures in the southern polar winter atmosphere. Red indicates a temperature of 170K; blue is 120K. Note that temperature maxima (red lobes) are occurring on both the day and night regions.

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