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.

Credit:

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

About the Image

NASA press release
Id:opo9724a2
Type:Observation
Release date:15 July 1997, 19:00
Size:175 x 175 px

About the Object

Name:Mars
Type:• Solar System : Planet
• Solar System : Planet : Type : Terrestrial

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