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First aurora ever detected on Mars
- Title First aurora ever detected on Mars
- Released 09/06/2005 1:40 pm
- Copyright NASA/ESA
Terra Cimmeria is the area in the southern hemisphere of Mars where Mars Express has detected for the first time ever an aurora in the Red Planet. The aurora was detected at 177 degrees east and 52 degrees south. It is linked to anomalies in the crustal magnetic field, and it has a highly concentrated shape, making it unique in the Solar System.
- Id 220388