In Mar’S Atmosphere Atomic Oxygen is Detected by Scientists [ Current Affairs ]
Atomic oxygen in the atmosphere of Mars has been identified by Scientists for the first time since the last observation 40 years ago. It was spotted using a tool aboard the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA).
- To carry a 100-inch diameter telescope SOFIA is a Boeing 747SP jetliner adapted.
- NASA and the German Aerospace Centre are jointly projected it.
- In the higher layers of the Martian atmosphere as the mesosphere the professed atomic oxygen was generate.
- At Terahertz Frequencies (GREAT) it was recognized by disbursing the German Receiver for Astronomy, a progressive device on one of the observatory’s gadgets.
- The SOFIA was active to observe only about half the quantity of oxygen expected, which may be due to differences in the Martian atmosphere.
- In Earth’s atmosphere the explanations were likely due to SOFIA’s airborne location, flying between 37, 000 - 45, 000 feet, overhead most of the infrared-blocking moisture.
- Atomic oxygen distresses other airs to discharge from the Mars and as a result an important impact on the planet’s atmosphere.
- The detection enabled astronomers to distinguish the oxygen in the Martian atmosphere from oxygen in Earth’s atmosphere.
- Atomic oxygen in the Martian atmosphere is disreputably problematic to degree as far-infrared wavelengths are desired to detect it.
- However SOFIA help to notice it as it has highly sensitive gadgets counting spectrometer.
- It should be well-known that the last capacities of atomic oxygen in the Martian atmosphere were complete by the Viking and Mariner missions of NASA in 1970s.
- Published on: May 9, 2016