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The red planet has a green glow

3D rendering of the planet Mars on a black background. Elements of the image furnished by NASA.

Scientists predicted some 40 years ago that Mars’s atmosphere would give off an emerald-coloured radiance — a prediction that a European spacecraft has confirmed at last. Credit: Alamy

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Nature 582, 463 (2020)

doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-020-01792-w

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