Mysteries of the Mars Plume

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Wayne Jaeschke, a patent attorney and amateur astronomer, captured a photo of a wispy cloud rising 120 miles into the Martian atmosphere. The plume has baffled scientists, because clouds are usually confined to an altitude of 60 miles. Jaeschke describes how he discovered the plume and how it might have occurred.

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Wayne Jaeschke

Wayne Jaeschke is an amateur astronomer in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

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About Alexa Lim

Alexa Lim was a senior producer for Science Friday. Her favorite stories involve space, sound, and strange animal discoveries.