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Martian Clouds Above Phoenix
The Surface Stereo Imager onboard NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander observed clouds drifting across the horizon in the early morning on the 119th sol, or Martian day, since landing (September 25, 2008). Clouds were observed each night after Sol 80 (August 15, 2008) as the atmospheric temperature decreased.
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University Arizona/Texas A&M University
Link - http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/phoenix/images/press/16405.html
Clouds Move Across Mars Horizon
This sequence combines 32 images of clouds moving eastward across a Martian horizon. The Surface Stereo Imager on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander took this set of images on Sept. 18, 2008, during early afternoon hours of the 113th Martian day of the mission.
Link - http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/phoenix/images/press/16145-animated.html
Watch the clouds of Mars fly by
Clouds scoot across the Martian sky in a movie clip consisting of 10 frames taken by the Surface Stereo Imager on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander. This clip accelerates the motion. The camera took these 10 frames over a 10-minute period. Particles of water ice make up these clouds, like ice-crystal cirrus clouds on Earth.
Link - http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26514708/ns/technology_and_science-space/t/watch-clouds-mars-fly/#.TuOIMlbleSp
Nighttime Clouds in Martian Arctic (Accelerated Movie)
An angry looking sky is captured in a movie clip consisting of 10 frames taken by the Surface Stereo Imager on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander. The clip accelerates the motion. The images were take around 3 a.m. local solar time at the Phoenix site during Sol 95 (Aug. 30), the 95th Martian day since landing.
The swirling clouds may be moving generally in a westward direction over the lander.
Link - http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/phoenix/images/press/16006-animated.html
Mars Pathfinder lander image of clouds on sol 15
True color image of pre-dawn clouds in the eastern sky
Link - http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/marspath_images.html
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Stunning Video of Clouds on Mars - Color-enhanced
Colorful Water Clouds Over Mars
Viking Orbiter 1, which visited Mars in 1976, took the above picture.
Link - http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap010417.html
Opportunity :: Navigation Camera :: Sol 950
Link - http://marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov/gallery/all/1/n/950/1N212516144EDN76ACP1585L0M1.HTML
Watching Martian Clouds Go By
Date: 24 Mar 2008 - Opportunity turned its rover eyes skyward to observe clouds drifting overhead that look like cirrus clouds on Earth -- featherlike formations composed mostly of ice crystals.
Link - http://sse.jpl.nasa.gov/multimedia/display.cfm?Category=Planets&IM_ID=6083
Clouds and Sand on the Horizon of Mars - Opportunity rover
Image - http://www.unmannedspaceflight.com/index.php?act=Attach&type=post&id=8019
Link - http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap061017.html
Opportunity :: Navigation Camera :: Sol 269
Link - http://marsrover.nasa.gov/gallery/all/opportunity_n269.html
Clouds Roll in for Martian Winter
Image - http://marsrover.nasa.gov/gallery/press/opportunity/20040712a/Nav_clouds_sol153_Opp-B163R1.jpg
Using its left navigation camera, the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity sought to capture some clouds on its 153rd sol on Mars (June 28, 2004). The presence of morning clouds in the area of Endurance Crater was established by spacecraft orbiting Mars. Mars has three kinds of clouds: dust clouds low in the atmosphere; water clouds near the surface up to heights of 20 kilometers (about 12 miles); and carbon dioxide clouds at very high altitudes.
Link - http://marsrover.nasa.gov/gallery/press/opportunity/20040712a.html
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