Sheikh Mohammed Shares New Picture of Mars

  • Publish date: Sunday، 10 October 2021
Sheikh Mohammed Shares New Picture of Mars

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, has shared a new picture of Mars taken by the Hope Probe on Saturday.

His Highness said larger-than-expected amounts of oxygen were found on the Red Planet according to the Hope Probe data. The image was of the northern parts of Mars.

The UAE has also begun sharing the data it obtained with scientific centres around the world.

The new image shows the spring season in the northern part of the planet, with the Tharsis Montes region that hosts three large shield volcanoes clearly visible on the left.

The latest findings show atomic oxygen and carbon monoxide are more abundant in the atmosphere than had been thought.

“These observations contain features that were completely unexpected and we believe will have far-reaching consequences for our existing models of the Martian atmosphere and our understanding of its behaviour,” said Hessa Al Matroushi, the lead scientist at the Emirates Mars Mission.

“We simply hadn’t anticipated structures of this magnitude and complexity.”