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Dust Storms on Mars Might Glow with Tiny Sparks, Study Shows – IGN – IGN

As if dust storms weren’t ominous enough already, on Mars, they might glow due to electricity, according to a new study.

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Like something out of a Mad Max movie, a new study shows that dust storms on Mars might glow with tiny sparks.A new abstract published by a group of scientists that simulated the low-pressure atmosphere of Mars reveals that the electrical discharge, or static shock, we’re familiar with here on Earth might happen on Mars, as reported by Inside Science. Furthermore, it might happen within the massive dust storms that occur on the Red Planet, which means the dust clouds roaming the planet’s hills and…

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