MAVEN at Mars

MAVEN at Mars


6 November 2015

Paths of ions escaping Mars' atmosphere due to solar wind radiation. The energy of the particles is illustrated by a brown-to-white gradient. The most energetic ions (white) create a plume, seen at the top.

Data visualization: Valerie Altounian/Science; Data: X. Fang and the MAVEN science team

Made with Python, Cinema 4D

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