MGS/TES June-August sequence

Martian dust storm activity from June 17 to August 26, 2001.

A pair of eagle-eyed spacecraft - the NASA Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) and NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope - are giving amazed astronomers a ringside seat to the biggest global dust storm seen on Mars in several decades. The Martian dust storm, larger by far than any seen on Earth, has raised a cloud of dust that has engulfed the entire planet for several months.


Philip Christensen (Arizona State University) and the TES Team

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Release date:11 October 2001, 19:00
Size:820 x 712 px

About the Object

Type:Solar System : Planet
Category:Solar System

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InfraredMars Global Surveyor
Thermal Emission Spectrometer (TES)

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