UAE’s Hope Probe captures first-ever Mars’ Discrete Aurora
The Vice President of the UAE said that the first time in human history, an Arab interplanetary mission revealed the Mars’ ‘Discrete Aurora.’
The Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum said that the breathtaking phenomenon was captured the UAE’s Hope Probe orbiter.
Sheikh Mohammed took to Twitter and said the UAE's Hope Probe captured the first global images of Mars’ Discrete Aurora.
He said, “The high-quality images open up unprecedented potential for the global science community to investigate solar interactions with Mars.”
The orbiter’s Emirates Mars Ultraviolet Spectrometer instrument captured the phenomenon.
A graph shared by UAE Space Agency shows the ghostly glow known as the discrete aurora.
This reveals the Mars’ mysterious surface magnetic fields.
The process makes it look similar to the Earth’s aurora.
Like planet earth, the Mars does not have a global magnetic field generated by the core.
The image captured by the EMUS provides very dynamic auroral events worldwide at a very high resolution.
This gave scientists an unprecedented amount of information and the dynamics of the atmosphere with solar particles.