Mars News: The advanced study on 21 August 2017 by Spiga and his colleagues strengthened that nighttime snowstorm may swirl across the Mars. Perception of the globe for red planet’s atmosphere which till date was considered to be quite thin until date may change after the Spiga’s statement unveiled on www.space.com. He stated, “Snow could take something like just 5 or 10 minutes to fall 1 to 2 km [0.6 to 1.2 miles],”. At the same time, this topic can be interesting for Elon Musk and NASA. Whose teams are working day and night for unpredictably venerable researches? It took almost 3-4 years for researchers to come up with the Martian clouds model. Fissionable commotion within the clouds was observed in a cold Martian night with cooling of water-ice cloud particles.
Mars: Cloud-Induced Night-Time Convection and Snow precipitation
Pointing this cooling to be the influential reason, experts came to the summing-up that “This can lead to strong winds, vertical plumes going upward and downward within and below the clouds at about 10 meters [33 feet] per second,” or about 22 mph (36 km/h), Spiga said. “Those are the kinds of winds that are in moderate thunderstorms on Earth.”
Significant four contentions revealed by Spiga that can clear the whole story are “You expect the heat to get mixed in the Martian atmosphere close to the surface during the daytime since the surface gets heated by the sun,” Spiga explained. “But my colleague David Hinson at Stanford University and the SETI Institute saw it higher up in the atmosphere and at night. This was very surprising.”
Besides, no name can be salutary than ‘nighttime snowstorm or Cloud-Induced Night-Time Convection’ accredited to this study. Scientific rationale behind the same is, once the sun rises, no ice can be left on the facade of the red planet. The ice to be sustained in the same custom, whether the atmospheric clouds need to be quite dense or a very high loftiness position is expected. Mars: Cloud-Induced Night-Time Convection and Snow precipitation: Long time study today concluded that Nighttime Snowstorms May Swirl Across Mars.