A Perfect Storm

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.

Credit:

NASA/ESA, James Bell (Cornell Univ.), Michael Wolff (Space Science Inst.), and the Hubble Heritage Team STScI/AURA)

About the Image

NASA press release
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Id:opo0131a
Type:Collage
Release date:11 October 2001, 19:00
Size:3000 x 2400 px

About the Object

Name:Mars
Type:Solar System : Planet
Solar System : Planet : Feature : Atmosphere : Storm
Category:Solar System

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