CNN – The Curiosity rover spied colorful shining clouds on Mars as it trekked the planet’s terrain.
While color usually presents itself in shades of red in the frozen desert, the skies above the rover appeared to almost sparkle.
Unlike Earth, Mars doesn’t have many overcast, cloudy days. The red planet has a thin, dry atmosphere, so clouds tend to appear in the skies over the Martian equator when the planet is cold and farthest from the sun in its oval-shaped orbit every two Earth years, CNN reported.
One Martian year ago [two Earth years], Curiosity spotted clouds that...