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Mars: July 2018



In June, one of these dust events rapidly engulfed the planet. Scientists first observed a smaller-scale dust storm on May 30. By June 20, it had gone global.


The high resolution stereo camera on board ESA's Mars Express captured this impressive upwelling front of dust clouds - visible in the right half of the frame - near the north polar ice cap of Mars in April this year.


Worst dust storm in the history of human observation of Mars presents an unprecedented opportunity to study the critical weather pattern.


Mars' north polar layered deposits comprise a thick stack of icy layers.