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Glowing particles in the arc-heated wind tunnel



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Glowing particles in the arc-heated wind tunnel
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The data for these digital computer models is derived from wind tunnel tests in which the main physical properties of the martian atmosphere are simulated. For example, the atmosphere of Mars contains a higher concentration of particulate matter than the atmosphere of Earth, meaning that greater resistance to erosion is required.
Credit: DLR (CC-BY 3.0)