Martian clouds float on Earth! MIT scientists have created Mars‐like conditions within a three‐storey‐tall chamber in Germany to form Martian clouds on Earth. Researchers adjusted the chamber’s temperature and relative humidity to match conditions on Mars. While the researchers were able to create clouds at the frigid temperatures typically found on Mars, they discovered that cloud formation in such conditions required adjusting the chamber’s relative humidity to 190% ‐ far greater than cloud formation requireson Earth. The finding could help improve conventional models of the Martian atmosphere, many of which assume that Martian clouds require humidity levels similar to those found on Earth, experts said.
Source: Times of India
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