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Decay of a Martian Dust Storm

Decay of a Martian Dust Storm

Depicts: Mars
Copyright: Steve Lee (Univ. Colorado), Phil James (Univ. Toledo), and Mike Wolff (Univ. Toledo), and NASA

On July 9, 1997, a streamer of dust is visible in the North polar region, extending about 1200 km southward from the dark sand dunes surrounding the polar ice cap.

When compared to a similar image taken on June 27, 1997, one can see that major changes takes place in the Martian atmosphere.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
29-Nov-2022 22:01 UT

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