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Made the first photographs avalanches on Mars

March 4 2008
15:00

First made photographs avalanches on Mars. Photos published by the National Aerospace Agency of the USA (NASA).

In the statement, NASA engineers said that the U.S. spacecraft Mars Reconnaissance first recorded avalanche in real time,
occurring near the North Pole of the Red Planet. Until now, managed to photograph only a static phenomenon, but now for the first time recorded the dynamic natural phenomenon.

As reported in NASA, the photo was taken February 19, 2008 and published today, together with another 2400 images from the device over the last month. In the picture are clearly visible, at least four avalanches - a cloud of dust and ice shedding cascade down to the foot of a Martian slopes, according to AP.

Scientists using the spacecraft was carried out on Mars observations related to changes in seasons on Mars and the discovery of an avalanche was a complete surprise to them. Specialists suggest that the landslide may be due just to the melting ice and softening of the rocks due to changes in the time of year - on Mars, now comes the spring, wrote , "Pravda.Ru".

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