April 4, 2021 NASA rover Perseverance received a rather strange image of the atmospheric phenomenon, which on Earth is called the word “rainbow
Since there is no water on the surface of Mars, much less in the atmosphere, no rainbow is possible there. As a consequence, a big discussion on this topic began in social networks.
Thus, Elon Musk’s fans began to prove that this is such a special “dust rainbow”, in which the role of the refracting lens is played by sand particles, while conspiracy theorists began to laugh and say that all this was taken in the Nevada desert.
Many have asked: Is that a rainbow on Mars? No. Rainbows aren't possible here. Rainbows are created by light reflected off of round water droplets, but there isn't enough water here to condense, and it’s too cold for liquid water in the atmosphere. This arc is a lens flare. pic.twitter.com/mIoSSuilJW
— NASA's Perseverance Mars Rover (@NASAPersevere) April 6, 2021