esahubble_opo0131e October 11th, 2001
Credit: J. Bell (Cornell University)
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.
Image Source: https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo0131e/
Curator: ESA/Hubble, Garching bei München, Germany
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