Very Short Movie: The Clouds of Mars

There’s a new Martian movie, though it’s not quite feature-length.
A series of still images taken by the Phoenix Mars Lander of water-ice clouds sailing overhead on the red planet has been turned into a short animation by NASA mission scientists.
“The images were taken as part of a campaign to see clouds and track wind. These are clearly ice clouds,” said Mark Lemmon of Texas A&M University and the lead scientist for the lander’s surface stereo imager, which snapped the pictures of the clouds during a 10-minute period on Aug. 29. The resulting animation is just a few seconds long.