Aurora on Mars?

One talk (or paper as the double-A S call them) described the possible detection of aurora seen on Mars seen by one of the orbiting spacecraft (it may have been MGS or Mars Express - I can't remember which off the top of my head). Mars doesn't really have a magnetic field so aurora are not expected. The detection was tentative as it only lasted about seven seconds. I don't know how convinced the audience were about this though. Don't book your Martian aurora trips any time soon is my advice.

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Posted in astro blog by Stuart on Wednesday 07th Sep 2005 (14:47 UTC) | Permalink
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