Massive Martian dust storm has now swallowed the entire planet

Massive Martian dust storm has now swallowed the entire planet

Massive Martian dust storm has now swallowed the entire planet

Mars is not the only planet to experience these kinds of storms, but a dust storm of such intensity could never happen on Earth, for example, thanks to our planet's dense atmosphere, the gravity, and the massive amounts of plants.

The dust storm has wreaked havoc on Mars, though the Curiosity rover has not been affected, as it relies on plutonium and not sunlight as a fuel source.

Lyot Crater on Mars also contains many classic barchan dunes.

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"Though they are common, Martian dust storms typically stay contained to a local area", NASA writes.

However, the Opportunity rover, which has been on Mars for almost 15 years, has not been so lucky, effectively going into sleep mode during the storm. It seems that this haze is eight times thicker than normal, covering the planet in darkness, and making Curiosity rover's camera work more in the lack of proper lighting. Heat, after all, is what propels these storms in the Red Planet. According to Scott D. Guzewich, an atmospheric scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, if such conditions were to occur on Earth, it would be bigger than North America and Russian Federation combined.

Dust storms on Mars have been notoriously hard to predict, both in their development and their longevity.

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The image was taken by Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) "and shows a field of classic barchan dunes on January 24, 2018", NASA said in a statement.

The heavy dust storm has forced the Opportunity rover of NASA to cease its activities.

If Opportunity still has power it will be using the energy to keep its internals warm, and power a mission clock to check on power levels throughout the storm.

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Last week is when NASA had contact with Opportunity when they were waiting for its check-in call on June 12. The image is this red because of the high concentration of dust in the air and the long exposure that the camera needs to take the photos in low-light conditions. By definition, the face of the dune is steep, but the trailing wall on the other side is not.

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