You may be able to see blue auroras dance on Mars

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If you travel to Mars, you just might be able to see the blue aurora lights of the red planet.

Scientists now think that Mars might also have aurora displays that can be seen with the naked eye, like Earth’s. This makes Mars only the second rocky planet expected to have auroras visible to the unaided eye, according to a new report from NASA, the European Space Agency and other partners

A combination of laboratory experiments and data gathered by spacecraft on and above Mars shows that the “most intense color” for the Martian aurora is probably blue, NASA said. ESA’s Mars Express satellite first spotted a Martian aurora from space in 2005, but NASA’s Maven mission confirmed the observation earlier this year Read more…

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