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Curiosity rover watching the clouds go by

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posted on Feb, 20 2022 @ 08:41 AM
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It's hard to believe but this year Curiosity rover will celebrate its tenth anniversary on Mars , 10 years of traversing the plains and mountain climbing inside Gale crater is something to be celebrated so Curiosity has spent some time resting its tired wheels and staring at the clouds to ponder life , the Universe and everything .... probably.

The clouds (and their shadows on the surface) were captured in two eight-frame movies captured Dec. 12, 2021 during the 3,325th Martian day, or sol, of the mission. (Days on the Red Planet are slightly longer than the 24-hour cycle on Earth.)

Curiosity used its navigation camera twice to examine the clouds from two different perspectives, JPL said. Two views allows scientists to calculate the clouds' speed and height, JPL said, which in turn provides clues about their composition.



"These clouds are very high, nearly 50 miles (80 kilometers) above the surface. It's extremely cold at that height, which suggests these clouds are composed of carbon dioxide ice as opposed to water ice clouds, which are typically found at lower altitude," JPL stated.
www.space.com...


On August 6th 2022 Curiosity rover will have been on Mars to 10 years , doesn't time fly by , just like those clouds.



posted on Feb, 20 2022 @ 09:17 AM
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a reply to: gortex

Amazing. Thanks for posting.



posted on Feb, 20 2022 @ 09:59 AM
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a reply to: gortex

Billions wasted on the stupid mars program
Zero evidence of life


and we get images likes this from a potato camera...



posted on Feb, 20 2022 @ 10:15 AM
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a reply to: gortex

Maybe the real reason Nasa is looking at the clouds is because there are Alien craft watching & tracking the rover from high above...? I wouldn't be surprised if it were true.



posted on Feb, 20 2022 @ 10:16 AM
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originally posted by: seedofchucky
a reply to: gortex

Billions wasted on the stupid mars program
Zero evidence of life


and we get images likes this from a potato camera...


hundreds of billions wasted on free checks for lazy twats back home,
zero evidence of any life worth keeping around.

And we get comments like this from potato brain people.



posted on Feb, 20 2022 @ 10:20 AM
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a reply to: gortex

Another belter mate.

Thanks.



posted on Feb, 20 2022 @ 10:25 AM
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a reply to: gortex

50 miles above the surface ? looked closer than that.



posted on Feb, 20 2022 @ 11:08 AM
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originally posted by: Smigg
a reply to: gortex

50 miles above the surface ? looked closer than that.


Scale is hard on other planets, we're used to a set gravity and atmospheric pressure gradient, mars has less gravity and therefore a much less dense atmosphere, those clouds are likely a LOT bigger than you think, and further away.



posted on Feb, 20 2022 @ 12:29 PM
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Fantastic! Beautiful! Thank you for putting these up!a reply to: gortex





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