Dust Storm on Mars

Hubble images of the Sinus Meridiani region taken on October 28, 2005 show evidence of a regional dust storm. A comparable Hubble image taken on June 26, 2001 of the same region shows a storm-free environment. The dust storm, which is about 930 miles (1500 km) long, is about the size of the states of Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico combined. Ground-based amateur telescopes have been watching the storm grow and evolve.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, The Hubble Heritage Team STScI/AURA), J. Bell (Cornell University) and M. Wolff (Space Science Institute)

About the Image

NASA press release
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Id:opo0534b
Type:Collage
Release date:3 November 2005, 15:00
Size:3000 x 2400 px

About the Object

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

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410 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
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502 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
R
631 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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