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 (w x h)
 Produced By:  JPL
 Addition Date:  2000-11-04
 Primary Data Set:  Viking EDRs
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA02985.tif (384.9 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA02985.jpg (152.2 kB)

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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).

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