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Astronomers have detected oxygen On Mars

For the opening time scientists have detect atomic oxygen in the atmosphere of Mars, since the previous such observation four decades ago. According to a account, the discovery was complete by the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA), which establish oxygen atoms in the mesosphere, i.e. the higher layers of the red planet's atmosphere.
According to a report available by NASA, atomic oxygen impacts the escape of other gases from Mars and therefore has a significant effect on the atmosphere of the planet. An instrument aboard SOFIA could detect only half the oxygen quantity expected, which could be due to variations in the atmosphere of Mars
Researchers will continue to use SOFIA to analyze the variation to have more knowledge about the atmosphere of Mars.  "Atomic oxygen in the Martian atmosphere is notoriously hard to measure," said Pamela Marcum from SOFIA. "To observe the far-infrared wavelengths wanted to detect atomic oxygen, researchers have to be above the majority of Earth's atmosphere and employ highly sensitive instruments, in this case a spectrometer. SOFIA provides both capabilities". The previous measurements of the Martian atmosphere for detecting the presence atomic oxygen were complete in the 1970s by the Viking and Mariner
SOFIA, a joint plan of the German Aerospace Centre and NASA, is a Boeing 747SP jetliner. The craft has been modified to take a 100 inch diameter telescope aboard it. The German Receiver for Astronomy at Terahertz Frequencies (GREAT), one of the instrument of the observatory has advanced detectors that enable the experts to differentiate the oxygen establish in the Martian atmosphere from oxygen on our planet's atmosphere. The recent observations regarding the discovery of atomic oxygen on the red planet's atmosphere was likely due to SOFIA's location, which flies between 37,000 to 45,000 feet above most of the infrared overcrowding moisture in the ambiance of our planet.
Astronomers have detected oxygen On Mars

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