Washington. Information about the Moon and Mars has always been interesting to scientists and to us. To detect the possibility of life on Mars, space agencies around the world are conducting their missions, the American space agency NASA (NASA) and China’s space agency are in the forefront. NASA (NASA) Martian scientists are engaged in solving a mystery related to the Martian atmosphere. The special thing is that you can also help them with this.
For this, NASA has organized a project in its citizen science platform Juniors. The project, called ‘Cloudspotting on Mars’, will give people a chance to identify clouds on Mars. NASA believes that people are easier to identify with their eyes.
Mars had lakes and rivers
Mars is believed to have had lakes and rivers billions of years ago. At that time, the atmosphere of Mars was thick. Scientists want to understand how the planet lost its atmosphere over time. If you would like to help NASA scientists with this project or are interested in astronomy, click on the link https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/marek-slipski/cloudspotting-on-mars to start the project.
NASA has 16 years of data to identify and measure clouds on Mars. The data was collected by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO). It has been studying Mars since 2006. This orbiter’s instrument took many pictures of Mars. In these the clouds look like arches. The NASA team is seeking the public’s help in marking these arcs.
Marek Slipsky, a postdoctoral researcher at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, said he wants to study what causes clouds to form. The project’s success will help researchers understand why the Martian atmosphere is only 1 percent denser than Earth’s. At the same time, evidence shows that the Martian atmosphere was thicker in the past.
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