Nifty Video: Clouds in Motion on Mars

Article written: 22 Aug , 2011
Updated: 14 Jan , 2016
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Kick back and watch the clouds go by — on Mars! Emily Lakdawalla at the Planetary Society Blog has put together a very nifty video from Mars Express data, showing clouds in motion over Mars. Emily has just learned a new technique called ‘tweening’ to create smooth animation videos from a series of images that are not at a very high frame rate. She explains more about the technique on her blog post here and has promised a two-part “how to” explainer for those interested in learning how to do this for yourself.

The cloudy area shown on Mars is within Noachis Terra to the west of Hellas basin, around 45 degrees south, 38 east.

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4 Responses

  1. Emily Lakdawalla says

    Part 1 of the How-To is now posted! http://www.planetary.org/blog/article/00003150/

  2. Enrique Ferreyra says

    Noob question: Are clouds of what ? sand ?

  3. Cecilia Tiburzio says

    They’re clouds of CO2 ice – dry ice as we call it.

  4. Tester says

    Wow! Awesome! Great job Emily!

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