Why Are There No Rainbows on Mars? NASA Expert Explains


Are there rainbows on Mars? NASA decided to answer this question in the latest episode of its ‘Ask the Expert’ series. In this video shared on Instagram, planetary scientist and Mars expert Mark Lemon of the US Space Agency is seen.

The answer is no.” But many other conditions Mars planet are like earth. Lemmon explained that the formation of a rainbow requires more than just water. Rainbows form when sunlight passes through a spherical drop, reflects from behind and hits the human eye, usually after rain.

Lemmon said that for a rainbow to form, water droplets are needed because they are spherical. There are not enough water droplets on Mars. The scientist said that the tiny droplets available on Mars are 20 times smaller than a human hair and 10 times smaller than the droplets found in Earth’s clouds. The droplets need to be at least 10 times as large to form a rainbow, Lemmon said, adding that even though ice can be found in Mars’ clouds, it is of no use to form a rainbow.

so what was that Persistence Rover Saw Coming into the dusty Martian sky in early April? After many speculations on social media, NASA Rejecting the idea that the arc was a lens flare. NASA also said that there is not enough water on Mars to condense and it is so cold that the liquid water in the atmosphere can take the shape of spherical water droplets.

Lemon also mentioned the incident in the video. While there is no rainbow on Mars, there are many Earth-like phenomena on the Red Planet, including clouds, storms, and winds.


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