Decay of a Martian Dust Storm

On July 9, 1997, a streamer of dust is visible in the North polar region, extending about 1200 km southward from the dark sand dunes surrounding the polar ice cap.

When compared to a similar image taken on June 27, 1997, one can see that major changes takes place in the Martian atmosphere.


Steve Lee (Univ. Colorado), Phil James (Univ. Toledo), and Mike Wolff (Univ. Toledo), and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
Release date:15 July 1997, 19:00
Size:175 x 175 px

About the Object

Type:• Solar System : Planet
• Solar System : Planet : Type : Terrestrial

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