Dust Storms Brew Over Mars’ North Pole

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(Credit: ESA/GCP/UPV/EHU Bilbao)

Near the north pole of Mars, a dust storm has been ravaging for over a month. The dark clouds have been moving around the ice cap at about 4.5 mph (2 m/s), as observed by The European Space Agency’s (ESA) Mars Express spacecraft. The above image frames make up a timelapse covering about 70 minutes, as dust storms push across the planet’s north polar ice cap.

These storms usually last for a few days or weeks but can cover the entire planet when they’re rav

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