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.

Credit:

Phil James (University of Toledo), Steve Lee (University of Colorado) and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
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Id:opo9634a
Type:Collage
Release date:1 November 1996, 06:00
Size:650 x 775 px

About the Object

Name:Mars
Type:• Solar System : Planet : Feature : Atmosphere : Storm
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