Bahrâmi (#), Merixi (#)
Of, relating to, or like the planet → Mars.
M.E. marcien, from L. Marti(us) of, belonging to → Mars + -an a suffix of adjectives.
šaxâne-ye Bahrâmi, šahâbsang-e ~
Fr.: météorite martienne
A piece of rock that was ejected from the Martian surface into space by the impact of an asteroid or comet, and landed on Earth. So far about 100 Martian meteorites have been collected. These meteorites have elemental and isotopic compositions that match those of the Martian crust as measured by NASA's Mars exploration missions.
Fr.: plume de Mars
A slender, cloudy projection sometimes seen to extend from the surface of → Mars to very high altitudes. Noted and confirmed by amateur astronomers on photos of Mars in March 2012, possibly similar plumes have been found on archived images as far back as 1997. The plumes reach 200 km up, which seems too high for them to be related to wind-blown surface dust. Since one plume lasted for more than 10 days, it seemed too long lasting to be related to → aurora. The origin of this phenomenon is not yet known.