Hubble Views Collossal Polar Cyclone on Mars

The storm is located near 65 deg. N latitude and 85 deg. W longitude, and is more than 1000 miles (1600 km) across. The residual north polar water ice cap is at the top of the image. A belt of clouds like that seen in previous telescopic observations during this Martian season can also be seen in the planet's equatorial regions and northern mid-latitudes, as well as in the southern polar regions.

Credit:

Jim Bell (Cornell U.), Steve Lee (U. Colorado), Mike Wolff (SSI), and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
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Id:opo9922a
Type:Observation
Release date:19 May 1999, 06:00
Size:3001 x 2401 px

About the Object

Name:Mars
Type:• Solar System : Planet : Feature : Atmosphere : Storm
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410 nm Hubble Space Telescope
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502 nm Hubble Space Telescope
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673 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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