The Air On Mars Has A Mysterious Glow, Here’s Why

New ultraviolet images from NASA show that Mars’ atmosphere lights up at night! What is a nightglow and what causes it?

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New View of Mars Reveals Ghostly Ultraviolet Glow
http://www.seeker.com/mars-nasa-maven-mystery-ultraviolet-atmosphere-nasa-discovery-2053494156.html
“Mars in ultraviolet light is a wondrous place. By night, the dark side of the planet is aglow with nitric oxide. By day, clouds quickly merge together into banks that stretch 1,000 miles long.”

Gorgeous Mars ‘Nightglow’ Spotted by NASA Orbiter
http://www.space.com/34424-mars-nightglow-nasa-maven-orbiter.html
“The first detailed look at Martian “nightglow” has been revealed, thanks to the work of NASA’s newest Red Planet orbiter. The space agency’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) probe took global pictures of the Red Planet in ultraviolet (UV) light, revealing how winds flow at high altitudes.”

MAVEN Mission Overview
https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/maven/overview/index.html
“The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) mission is part of NASA’s Mars Scout program, funded by NASA Headquarters. Launched in Nov. 2013, the mission will explore the Red Planet’s upper atmosphere, ionosphere and interactions with the sun and solar wind.”

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