Latest Airglow Stories
One year has passed since April 11, 2006, when Venus Express, Europeâ€™s first mission to Venus and the only spacecraft now in orbit around the planet, reached its destination.
Jonathan Makela, a University of Illinois electrical- and computer-engineering professor, is working on a way to forecast the weather in the ionosphere, the region of Earth's atmosphere found about 45 to 600 miles above the planet.
Like Earth and Venus, the night side of Mars emits a subtle glow. In this interview with Astrobiology Magazine, Jean-Loup Bertaux, Principal Investigator for the Mars Express SPICAM instrument, explains what lights up the martian evening sky, and why our understanding of that process could aid future missions to Mars.
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