Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Tracing the Big Picture of Mars' Atmosphere


The Mars Climate Sounder instrument on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter maps the vertical distribution of temperatures, dust, water vapor and ice clouds in the Martian atmosphere as the orbiter flies a near-polar orbit. (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

From ScienceDaily.com

ScienceDaily (Aug. 30, 2010) — One of the instruments on a 2016 mission to orbit Mars will provide daily maps of global, pole-to-pole, vertical distributions of the temperature, dust, water vapor and ice clouds in the Martian atmosphere.





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