A Perfect Storm
Copyright: NASA, James Bell (Cornell Univ.), Michael Wolff (Space Science Inst.), and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
A pair of eagle-eyed spacecraft the NASA Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) and NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope are giving amazed astronomers a ringside seat to the biggest global dust storm seen on Mars in several decades. The Martian dust storm, larger by far than any seen on Earth, has raised a cloud of dust that has engulfed the entire planet for several months.
Last Update: 1 September 2019