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NASA's Curiosity rover recorded a solar storm on the Red Planet

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jun15,2024

Mars rover NASA Curiosity recorded a solar storm on the Red Planet

The NASA Curiosity rover recorded with its cameras the most powerful solar storm on Mars in 12 years of observations.

As reported by the portal, NASA engineers equipment was being prepared for the upcoming storm, but the level of radiation turned out to be so high that, including due to the aurora that appeared on the Red Planet, the camera of the Mars Odyssey probe, which is responsible for the orientation of the device in space, was out of order for an hour.

The main source of solar storms was the active region AR3664, which was an intense magnetic flux node on the Sun, with dozens of sunspots that released a large number of powerful flares and coronal mass ejections (CMEs) first to Earth and then, as rotation around the Sun, Mars.

As NASA experts reported, if you estimate the impact of this amount of radiation on a person, it will be 30 X-rays of the chest in a row.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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