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NASA’s MARS Orbiter Observes Electric Currents Around The Red Planet

After five years of tenure, NASA’s Maven spacecraft which has entered into Martian surface has revealed data from the mission that resulted in the creation of a map of electric current systems in the Martian atmosphere.

According to the physicist, the electric currents will play an essential and basic role in the atmospheric loss that transformed Mars from the world of the life-supporting system into an inhospitable desert.

He also added that they are currently working on these data that reveal about the current systems to determine the exact energy levels that are drawn from the solar wind and powers atmospheric escape.

Our planet also has such current systems which can be viewed in the form of colourful displays of light in the night sky near the Polar Regions particularly called Aurora.

It is evident that our Earth’s auroras are strongly linked to currents, which are generated due to the interactions between the magnetic field and the solar wind.

By studying the electric flows that are thousands of miles above our head tells the part of the story regarding the current Mars situation.

While this difference lies in the respective planets magnetic field as the Earth’s magnetic field comes from within while Mars does not.

Source: SciTechDaily

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