Mars Dust Storm

Opportunity Emerges in a Dusty Picture

NASA still hasn't heard from the Opportunity rover, but at least the agency can see it again.

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Estimated as of October 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 ››

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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.

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Low: F / C