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MAVEN discovers Kelvin-Helmholtz vortices at Mars

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MAVEN discovers Kelvin-Helmholtz vortices at Mars

MAVEN has discovered developing Kelvin-Helmholtz (KH) vortices at Mars. This discovery was made possible by the high cadence measurements of the MAVEN particle and field instrument suite’s Solar Wind Ion Analyzer (SWIA), Suprathermal and Thermal Ion Composition (STATIC), and the Magnetometer (MAG).

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