According To A New Study
At the University of Iowa, researchers have learned how a type of aurora on Mars is formed.
The Physicists Reported
Discrete aurora form through the interaction of the solar wind and the crust in Mars` southern hemisphere.
The Findings Of
The research were published in the `Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics`.
In A New Study, The Physicists
Studied discrete aurora, a light-in-the-sky display that occurs mostly during the night in the red planet`s southern hemisphere.
While Scientists Have
Known about discrete aurora on Mars-which also occurs on Earth -- they did not know how they formed.
That`s Because Mars Does Not Have
A global magnetic field like Earth, which is the main trigger for aurora, also called the northern and southern lights on our planet.