Garmaine Staff asked 1 year ago

In this video of the Orion reenty, ᴴᴰ Full Onboard Re-entry into Earth’s Atmosphere ● New NASA Spacecraft, the plasma trail appears to last about 90 seconds.

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Considering how thin the Martian atmosphere is how long would a plasma train be visible?

NASA illustration of Insight's plasma trail. enter image description here