Friday, April 17, 2009

ASU tracking Martian dust storm

The ASU-run THEMIS instrument on the Mars Odyssey Mission is tracking "a huge dust storm that began in mid-March on that planet in the large Southern Hemisphere impact basin Hellas. It has since grown as it spread northward in a patchy fashion. How large the storm will become is unknown, but previous storms have grown to envelop the whole planet for weeks at a time," according to a post on the THEMIS web site.

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