NASA Mars rover spots iridescent ‘mother of pearl’ clouds

Mars has a lot of wind and dust devils, but, unlike Earth, it’s not really famous for its clouds. That’s one reason a collection of Martian cloud images from NASA’s Curiosity rover is so stunning.

Scientists had noticed clouds starting to form on Mars earlier than expected, so this year they laid in wait to make sure Curiosity could capture the ethereal formations, some of which took on very colorful characteristics.

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