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Mystery Mars haze baffles scientists

A mysterious haze high above Mars has left scientists scratching their heads. The vast plume was initially spotted by amateur astronomers in 2012, and appeared twice before vanishing. Scientists have now analysed the images and say that say the formation, stretching for more than 1,000km, is larger than any seen before.

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Stringerbell2357d ago (Edited 2357d ago )

Its the Shadow Broker's ship =p Weird though the 'haze' is at an elevation that no cloud should form. And its not as if some volcano on the planet erupted either.

Audiggity2356d ago

Impact cloud from meteor?

#IAmNotAScientest

Stringerbell2355d ago (Edited 2355d ago )

I thought that as well but apparently this isn't the first time they have seen this formation.

'They first spotted the strange plume in March 2012 above Mars' southern hemisphere. The vast, bright haze lasted for about 10 days. A month later, it reappeared for the same length of time. But it has not been seen since.'

Kind of creepy.

annoyedgamer2355d ago

Dust Storm? Either way the first Mars Colony will find out soon when we discover their remains...

Audiggity2355d ago

Oh, well, in that case it's clearly a Martian Burning Man festival.

No cops = No limits... that's just a giant cloud of weed smoke.

Partying non-stop 687 days a year!

Rute2355d ago (Edited 2355d ago )

It's obviously God farting. Blessed be the brown haze. Let us build a rocket in His honor and travel to Mars to fill our lungs with that divine flatus.

Dark_king2355d ago

Most likely is charged particles hitting a weak magnetic field.Though this is something we should look into.Knowing where Mar's has magnetic fields could help know where we should build once where there.

Rute2355d ago

It looks more like dust than aurora borealis.