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The ionosphere of Mars

The ionosphere of Mars


Date: 14 November 2012
Satellite: Mars Express
Depicts: Ionosphere
Copyright: ESA/AOES Medialab

This cartoon, not to scale, indicates the difference in limits of the ionosphere on the dayside and night-side of Mars. The radius of Mars is about 3000 km; the ionosphere starts about 100 km above the surface and can extend to about 700 km on the dayside and 250 km on the nightside.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
11-Jul-2020 06:15 UT

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