Seasonal Dates of Great Martian Dust Storms (1894-1982)
This image shows the seasonal dates of great Martian dust storms from 1894 to 1982.
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.
Ann Feild (STScI)
About the Image
|Release date:||11 October 2001, 19:00|
|Size:||700 x 537 px|
About the Object
|Type:||• Solar System : Planet : Feature : Surface|
• Solar System : Planet : Feature : Atmosphere : Storm
• X - Solar System Images/Videos