Four epochs of the global dust storm with Martian features identified
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.
This image shows four epochs of the global dust storm, with Martian features identified.Credit:
Zolt Levay (STScI)
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|Release date:||11 October 2001, 19:00|
|Size:||720 x 576 px|