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Cloud Spotted on Mars by Amateur Astronomer

Cloud Spotted on Mars by Amateur Astronomer

Amateur rocks world of astronomy with image of cloud (picture, right) on terminator of Mars. "Wayne Jaeschke, from West Chester, Pennsylvania, noticed the formations which can be seen rising up from the edge of the Martian disk after he took the pictures on March 20," reports Mail Online.  Jaseschke's find sent astronomers off to investigate further, "a Thermal Emission Imaging System (Themis) on Nasa's Mars Odyssey orbiter will be used to look at the area where the cloud was spotted...Themis camera is capable of getting simultaneous visible and thermal infrared images which would capture the cloud structures and their temperatures." Jaeschke has a private observatory viewable here. It's an impressive feat - hats off to Jaeschke - with a professional's job! The article stooped sadly to ask baited question, "is there life on Mars?"

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