Comparison of Atmospheric Activity (blue 410 nm) from 1997 and 2001

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:

J. Bell (Cornell University)

About the Image

NASA press release
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Id:opo0131e
Release date:11 October 2001, 19:00
Size:1000 x 600 px

About the Object

Name:Mars
Type:• X - Solar System Images/Videos


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