PIA02985: Dust storm in the Thaumasia region of Mars
Target Name: Mars
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Viking
Spacecraft: Viking Orbiter 2
Product Size: 1169 x 1055 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
Addition Date: 2000-11-04
Primary Data Set: Viking EDRs
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Original Caption Released with Image:
This Viking Orbiter 2 image shows a large dust storm over the Thaumasia region on Mars. This large disturbance soon grew into the first global dust storm observed by the Viking Orbiters. This image was taken at 9:00 local time near perihelion when heating of Mars is at a maximum. The image is at 1400 km across and north is at 1:00. (Viking Orbiter 176B02)
Image Credit:
NASA/JPL

Image Addition Date:
2000-11-04