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On Mars again noticed a strange two-kilometer-long cloud above the volcano

NEWS PLANET 30.07.2020 at 10:05

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Astronomers once again recorded a very strange cloud that appeared over dvadtsatimillimetrovym volcano Arsiya Mons. It is known that education has nothing to do with volcanic activity and composed of water ice, according to the portal WWW.PLANETANOVOSTI.COM.

Scientists have found out the mystery of the clouds. As it turned out, it is formed due to the flow of air, which is under the influence of "leeward" side of the mountain. This side is not directed against air flow, the experts from the European space Agency.

Photography education, the length of which reaches 1.8 kilometers, was received on 17 and 19 July. Made their visual monitoring camera of Mars Express. Thanks to the scientists for the past 16 years exploring the surface of Mars.

the Cloud appears annually around the southern solstice and occurs again then after about 80 Martian days after a quick daily cycle. Experts can't say whether the clouds are always so massive.

One day on Mars lasts nearly 25 hours. To be exact, it is 24 hours, 39 minutes and 35 seconds. One year is 687 days which is almost two times more than on Earth. Under the southern solstice understand the time of year when the Sun is at the southernmost point of the heaven of Mars (on Earth, this period falls on 21 December). Every morning, the cloud is expanding, and in a few hours, disappears, this process is repeated more than one day.