MGS/TES June-August Sequence

Martian dust storm activity from June 17 to August 26, 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:

Philip Christensen (Arizona State University) and the TES Team

About the Image

NASA press release
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Id:opo0131g
Type:Planetary
Release date:11 October 2001, 19:00
Size:820 x 712 px

About the Object

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

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Infrared Mars Global Surveyor
Thermal Emission Spectrometer (TES)

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