Curiosity Captures Amazing Scene of Clouds on Mars

The faint clouds of early season as the earth ice crystals of cirrus clouds move around the Mars sky in some new roadster footage of March curiosity of NASA.
These clouds are now most clearly visible curiosity, which landed there five years ago this month at about five degrees south of the Martian equator. The clouds that moved in the sky of Mars have been marked by curiosity and other missions to the surface of Mars, including Phoenix Mars Lander of NASA Arctic Martian there are nine.
Researchers used the Curiosity Navigation Camera to take two sets of eight sky images in the early hours of Mars last month. For one set, the camera has almost recovered. On the other, it is aimed just above the southern horizon. The movement of the cloud was recorded in both and became easier to see through the improvement of the image. At noon look in the sky with the same camera on the same day showed no cloud.
The elliptical orbit of Mars makes the distance from the planet to the Sun vary on Earth. In earlier years of Mars, a cloud belt appeared near the equator around the time when Mars was the furthest from the sun. They took new images of clouds about two months before the point of the most distant orbit, relatively early in the season for the appearance of this cloud belt.
“It is likely that clouds are made up of ice crystals of water that condense into the grains of dust where it is cold in the atmosphere,” said John Moores, a member of the Curiosity Science team at York University, Toronto, Canada. “Locks are created as these crystals fall and evaporate in known models under the name of” fall veins “or” mare tail. “While the vehicle has no way of determining the altitude of the clouds, on Earth, these Clouds form at high altitudes.
Charissa Campbell of York produced the improved image sequences by generating an “average” of all the images in each sequence and then subtracting the mean from each image, focusing on changes in the image image. The moving clouds are also visible, though weaker, in a sequence of raw images.