June 20, 2024

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Stunning images of Mars reveal the red planet in ultraviolet light

Stunning images of Mars reveal the red planet in ultraviolet light

NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission captured ultraviolet views of the planet at various points along its orbit around the sun. (Image credit: NASA/LASP/CU Boulder)

New ultraviolet images of Mars offer stunning views of the planet’s changing seasons.

Astronomers using NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (Muffin) The spacecraft photographed the red planet in July 2022, during the southern hemisphere summer season when the planet was closest to the sun, and then again in January 2023 after that. MarsThe northern hemisphere has passed the farthest point in its orbit from the sun.