Think the weather on Earth is bad? Mars set for for giant dust storm 'within months' that will envelop the entire planet
A global dust storm could envelop Mars within the next few months, blanketing the red planet in a thick haze that obscures the surface beneath.
Researchers at Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Lab have now developed a method to predict these events based patterns from earlier storms, which block out large amounts of incoming solar energy.
Dust storms of this scale can pose a major threat to Mars explorations, diminishing crucial solar power used by rovers, and holding potential to affect electronics and the health of future astronauts.
PREDICTING THE STORM In a study published last year, Nasa... read more
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