“Anything which is physically possible can always be made financially possible;
money is a bugaboo of small minds.”
– Robert A. Heinlein, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
Mars in ultraviolet light is a wondrous place. By night, the dark side of the planet is aglow with nitric oxide. By day, clouds quickly merge together into banks that stretch 1,000 miles long.
The new view of Mars comes from the orbiting MAVEN spacecraft, which this month begins a third year of studies about how the planet most like Earth in the solar system lost most of its atmosphere.