Dust storm clouds out Mars

Dust storm clouds out Mars

. Nothing on our world matches the global dust storms on Mars, dramatically displayed in this pair of natural-color Hubble Space Telescope images. Surface features that were crisp and clear when the first picture was taken (left) were rapidly covered with blinding dust by the time of the second picture (right). (Courtesy of James Bell, Michael Wolf, the Hubble Heritage Team, NASA, JPL and the Space Telescope Science Institute.)

Copyright 2010, Professor Kenneth R. Lang, Tufts University