Hubble Views Collossal Polar Cyclone on Mars

Color polar view of the north polar region, showing the location of the storm relative to the classical bright and dark features in this area. The colour composite data (410, 502, and 673 nm) indicate that the storm is fairly dust-free and therefore likely composed mostly of water ice clouds. The bright surface region beneath the eye of the storm can be seen clearly. This map covers the region north of 45 degrees latitude, and is oriented with 0 degrees longitude at the bottom.

Credit:

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

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9922c
Type:Observation
Release date:19 May 1999, 06:00
Size:420 x 321 px

About the Object

Name:Mars
Type:• Solar System : Planet : Feature : Atmosphere : Storm
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Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
410 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
V
502 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
R
673 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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