Sun  Planets and Moons  ID: 14204

Mars Patchy Proton Aurora

NASA’s MAVEN (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution) mission and the United Arab Emirates’ Emirates Mars Mission (EMM) have released joint observations of dynamic proton aurora events at Mars. Remote auroral observations by EMM paired with in-situ plasma observations made by MAVEN open new avenues for understanding the Martian atmosphere. This collaboration was made possible by recent data-sharing between the two missions and highlights the value of multi-point observations in space.

Learn more about this discovery by MAVEN and EMM.

 

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Credits

Andrew Dous (Freelance): Artist
Michael Chaffin (University of Colorado Boulder): Lead Scientist
Willow Reed (University of Colorado Boulder): Science Writer
Nancy Neal-Jones (NASA/GSFC): Public Affairs Officer
William Steigerwald (NASA/GSFC): Support
Dan Gallagher (KBRwyle): Support
Aaron E. Lepsch (ADNET): Technical Support
Please give credit for this item to:
Emirates Mars Mission/UAE Space Agency

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Mission:
MAVEN: Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN

Keywords:
SVS >> Hydrogen
SVS >> Magnetic Fields
SVS >> Mars
SVS >> Solar Wind
GCMD >> Location >> United Arab Emirates
SVS >> MAVEN
SVS >> Solar System >> Planets >> Mars >> Ionosphere
SVS >> Corona
SVS >> Solar System >> Planets >> Mars >> Atmosphere
NASA Science >> Sun
NASA Science >> Planets and Moons
SVS >> Aurora
SVS >> Bow Shock
SVS >> Emirates Mars Mission

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 8.0.0.0.0