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Dust Storms on Mars

Dust Storms on Mars

Depicts: Mars
Copyright: Phil James (University of Toledo), Steve Lee (University of Colorado) and NASA

Two Hubble Space Telescope images of Mars, taken about a month apart on September 18 and October 15, 1996, reveal a state-sized dust storm churning near the edge of the Martian north polar cap.

Mars is famous for large, planet-wide dust storms. Smaller storms resembling the one seen here were observed in other regions by Viking orbiters in the late 1970s.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
5-Oct-2022 08:11 UT

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