The clouds of Mars are surprisingly similar to Earth

Despite having radically different atmospheres, Mars and Earth appear to have similar cloud patterns, suggesting that the features may form in much the same way.

The observations obtained by the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Mars Express spacecraft and NASAs Mars Exploration Orbiter, were unexpected. Perhaps most surprising to scientists, the clouds were observed above the dry and arid atmosphere of Mars resembled those found in very different environments on Earth.

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