Mars Dust Storm

'Storm Chasers' on Mars Searching for Dusty Secrets

Scientists with NASA's Mars orbiters have been waiting years for an event like the current Mars global dust storm.

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Estimated as of June 10, 2018

It's Storm Season on Mars

Mars has experienced significantly increased dust storm activity in recent weeks.
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Chart that shows the storm watch on Mars

Mars Storm Watch Observations

This graphic shows the ongoing contributions of NASA's rovers and orbiters during a Martian dust storm that began on May 30, 2018. Download image ››

Latest Weather
at Gale Crater

Curiosity has seen the dustiest skies of its entire mission, but its power systems remain unaffected by this planet-encircling dust event. Meanwhile, the rover continues to monitor the evolving storm.

Sol 2138 August 11
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