Dusty Mars


A month long global dust storm on Mars.  Hmm.  I wonder what’s going on up there these days.  That’s one heck of a dust storm!

Space Weather News for July 27, 2007
http://spaceweather.com

DUST STORM UPDATE:  A severe dust storm on Mars, which has been darkening skies and causing a solar energy crisis for NASA’s Mars rovers, refuses to die down. Clouds of dust are now visible in backyard telescopes and Mars is beginning to resemble a orange billiard ball as all of its underlying surface markings are hidden from view. The storm is already a month old and no one knows when it will subside. Visit spaceweather.com for photos and status reports.

Here’s a  picture link:

http://spaceweather.com/swpod2007/27jul07/Jim-Melka2.jpg

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