July 10, 2003
Giant Dust Storms on Mars

Science@NASA -- Something is happening on Mars and it's so big you can see it through an ordinary backyard telescope.

On July 1st a bright dust cloud spilled out of Hellas Basin, a giant impact crater on Mars' southern hemisphere. The cloud quickly spread and by the Fourth of July was 1100 miles wide--about one-fourth the diameter of Mars itself.

Read entire article here . Complete with pictures!

Posted by Ellen at July 10, 2003 08:31 PM

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