Help NASA Scientists Mars

Find Clouds on

NASA organized a project

 called Cloudspotting on Mars that invites the public to identify Martian clouds using the platform Zooniverse.

The information may

 help researchers figure out why the planet’s atmosphere is just 1% as dense as Earth’s

The air pressure is

so low that liquid water simply vaporizes from the planet’s surface into the atmosphere.

But billions years ago,

 lakes and rivers covered Mars, suggesting the atmosphere must have been thicker then.

One theory suggests different

 mechanisms could be lofting water high into the atmosphere, where solar radiation breaks those water molecules down into hydrogen and oxygen

Cloudspotting on Mars

 is the first planetary science project to be funded by NASA’s Citizen Science Seed Funding program.

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