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Once you consider lens flare, you would possibly consider. Now you must also consider Mars.
The NASA Perseverance rover crew took to Twitter this week to perform a little debunking. A rover image from April 4 that appeared to indicate a stunning rainbow curving over the Martian panorama had been making the rounds on social media. However that is not a rainbow; it is only a digicam artifact.
NASA traced the not-a-rainbow’s look to lens flare. “Rainbows aren’t doable right here. Rainbows are created by gentle mirrored off of spherical water droplets, however there is not sufficient water right here to condense, and it is too chilly for liquid water within the ambiance,” said a tweet from NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover account.
The digicam that snapped the picture is a rear hazard-avoidance digicam that helps the rover scope out what is going on on behind it, particularly if it must drive backward. Perseverance can also be outfitted with entrance hazard-avoidance cameras which have sunshades to stop lens flare. “Sunshades weren’t thought of important on my again Hazcams, so you may see scattered gentle artifacts of their pictures,” the rover said in a follow-up NASA tweet.
It is perhaps disappointing to listen to that there are not any rainbows on Mars, however there are many different implausible and really actual sights, likeand the pioneering , which is closing in on what NASA hopes would be the first powered, managed flight on one other planet.
What we have realized is that it isn’t all puppies and rainbows on Mars. In reality, there are not any puppies or rainbows on Mars in any respect.
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