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The Strange Long Cloud is Back on Mars, Spotted Over Extinct Martian Volcano

Recently, scientists observed that a strange white cloud has once again formed above an extinct Martian volcano. The cloud has been named Arsia Mons Elongated Cloud (AMEC). “This elongated cloud forms every Martian year during this season around the southern solstice, and repeats for 80 days or even more, following a rapid daily cycle,” said physicist Jorge Hernandez-Bernal, from the University of the Basque Country in Spain. It’s believed that the cloud is formed when dense air near Mars’ surface is forced uphill.

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