Skip to comments.See How Huge the Monster Dust Storm on Mars Is in This Stunning Image
Posted on 07/05/2018 11:08:02 PM PDT by BenLurkin
"The animation was created using my image from June 28th taken from Chile using a 1-meter telescope and the MGS basemap of the exact same longitude," Peach told Space.com via email. (MGS is NASA's Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft, which studied the Red Planet from orbit from 1997 to 2006.)
The animation was created using my image from June 28th taken from Chile using a 1-meter telescope and the MGS basemap of the exact same longitude," Peach told Space.com via email. (MGS is NASA's Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft, which studied the Red Planet from orbit from 1997 to 2006.)
The dust storm is also creating issues for NASA's solar-powered Opportunity rover, which has been silent for weeks, unable to recharge its batteries. Opportunity has apparently put itself into a sort of hibernation, turning off everything but its internal clock to conserve energy, mission team members have said. The rover's handlers have expressed optimism that
The dust storm is a nuisance rather than an existential threat to NASA's other active Mars rover, Curiosity, which is nuclear powered.
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Martian Global Warming/Climate Change. Raise their taxes.
Not my fault.
Vacuum cleaner filter broke.
Well! This storm wipes out plans for “Mission To Mars II”, “The Ghosts of Mars II”, “The Martian - Part 2” and a remake of “The Red Planet” (about 1956).
Unfortunately, Mark Watney is dead....
*Cough cough* Attention Earthlings! *cough* This is the Supreme Council of..*cough* cough* Mars!*cough*.. where the Hell is that *cough... dust coming from? *cough*.
What about Robinson Crusoe? How is he making out during this storm?
I have to say that although the image is interesting I didnt feel the least bit stunned
But is the US flag ok up there?
This simply shows this really is THE ANGRY RED PLANET.
Meanwhile, there is a cleaning crew in the background obliviously vacuuming the tugs and billowing out clouds from the vacuum cleaner.
Thanks BenLurkin. Pinging the APoD members.
You can see Olympus Mons and the Tharsis Ridge above the dust.
Hope it clears out quick.
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