Seasonal Dates of Great Martian Dust Storms (1894-1982)

This image shows the seasonal dates of great Martian dust storms from 1894 to 1982.

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:

Ann Feild (STScI)

About the Image

NASA press release
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Id:opo0131l
Type:Artwork
Release date:11 October 2001, 19:00
Size:700 x 537 px

About the Object

Name:Mars
Type:• Solar System : Planet : Feature : Surface
• Solar System : Planet : Feature : Atmosphere : Storm
• X - Solar System Images/Videos


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