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October 11, 2001 01:00 PM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2001-31

Scientists Track "Perfect Storm" on Mars


Video: Animation from the Thermal Emission Spectrograph (4 frames per second )

Running Time: 40 seconds

Beginning with clear skies (represented by blue), the storm gathers in size and intensity. This animation represents atmospheric data from the Mars Global Surveyor's Thermal Emission Spectrograph. As the dust clouds grow thicker, they absorb more warmth from the sun and raising the temperature of the atmosphere.

Credit: Philip Christensen (Arizona State University) and the TES Team

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