See a Gargantuan Dust Storm Covering the North Pole of Mars

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A dust storm underway at the edge of the north polar ice cap of Mars. The image was taken by Mars Express’ Visual Monitoring Camera on May 29, 2019. ESA / GCP / UPV / EHU Bilbao

An epic dust storm around Mars’ north pole has been imaged by the European Space Agency’s Mars Express orbiter. Smaller localized dust storms are common on Mars, but occasionally a storm will expand into a planet-wide event like this one or the one which caused the demise of the Opportunity rover.

 

The images show a spiral-shaped dust storm, visible in brown against the white of the ice cap.

Source: See a Gargantuan Dust Storm Covering the North Pole of Mars | Digital Trends

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