Dust Storms on Mars (October 15th 1996)

Though the storm has dissipated by October, a distinctive dust-colored comma-shaped feature can be seen curving across the ice cap.

The shape is similar to cold fronts on Earth, which are associated with low pressure systems. Nothing quite like this feature has been seen previously either in ground-based or spacecraft observation.

Credit:

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

About the Image

NASA press release
Id:opo9634a4
Type:Observation
Release date:1 November 1996, 06:00
Size:600 x 600 px

About the Object

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