Will NASA’s Mars Persistence Rover survive this storm? Or it will take beautiful pictures of the storm from far away and send them to the earth.
Geologist Joshua Mendez Harper of the University of Oregon said that the storm arrived a few days ago, in which the Jajero crater is in Mars Perseverance Rover. Now there is no threat to the rover until the next storm arrives. But when this storm comes, the color of the red planet will change to purple. In the front of the rover, many times the lightning will be seen.
Joshua told that it will happen soon. Therefore, the purpose of which NASA has Mars Perseverance Rover to Mars, the purpose will also be fulfilled. That is, you will get to study the storm, lightning, dust, electric charge, etc. rising on Mars. As far as the purple color is concerned, when the dust storm comes, the dust particles are electrically charged due to friction. When such charged particles collide, they create an atmosphere of different colors. Also produce small electricity. This electricity are not strong enough to cause harm, but a lot can occur simultaneously. This view is similar to that often seen after erupting volcanoes.
Joshua said that while investigating this storm on Mars, Mars Perseverance Rover will get the chance to discover organic materials on Mars. If he succeeds, it will be a big discovery. Because when such storms come, they carry many things together with them. There are many types of chemical processes that can provide evidence that ancient life existed on Mars.
Electricity generated by dust storms on Mars is called Triboelectric Charging. It is just like when you touch a metal chair in winter, you get a slight current shock. Or if someone touches a person, then one gets a shock. Similar small shocks of electricity are made during the dust storm on Mars. Triboelectric charging occurs frequently on Mars.
The reason behind Triboelectric Charging happening on Mars is its mild atmosphere. Earth’s atmosphere is much heavier than the atmosphere of Mars. Therefore, such charges are made there. Joshua Mendanz says that there is no need to panic with such sparks. This is the chance for NASA to collect more information about Mars. As far as the matter was concerned with the purple light on Mars. So behind this, Joshua says that when the particles of the red planet charge and collide with each other, they generate a large amount of blue light. But due to the color of the particles and the reflection of the light, that light appears purple.