Dust Storms on Mars
Two Hubble Space Telescope images of Mars, taken about a month apart on September 18 and October 15, 1996, reveal a state-sized dust storm churning near the edge of the Martian north polar cap.
Mars is famous for large, planet-wide dust storms. Smaller storms resembling the one seen here were observed in other regions by Viking orbiters in the late 1970s.
About the Image
|Release date:||1 November 1996, 06:00|
|Size:||650 x 775 px|
About the Object
|Type:||• Solar System : Planet : Feature : Atmosphere : Storm|
• X - Solar System Images/Videos
Colours & filters
|Hubble Space Telescope|