Scientists Detect Green Glow on Mars

Scientists Detect Green Glow on Mars
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Scientists have identified a green glow in the atmosphere of Mars caused by sunlight releasing oxygen atoms from carbon dioxide — the first time such a glow has been observed on a planet other than Earth. As oxygen is abundant in Earth’s atmosphere, a similar one can be observed from the International Space Station . It’s the same effect that gives auroras their green hue. “One of the brightest emissions seen on Earth stems from night glow,” Jean-Claude Gérard of the Université de Liège, Belgium, and lead author of the new study published in Nature Astronomy today, said in […]

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