View Full Version : Dust Storm on Mars Visible By Amateurs

2005-Sep-22, 09:07 AM
SUMMARY: Now that Mars is closer than ever, amateur astronomers with regular backyard telescopes can see incredible details on the planet's surface. On July 1, astronomers were able to see a dust storm in the Hellas Basin; four days later it was 1,800 kilometres wide, obscuring nearly a quarter of the planet. Two years ago a similar storm grew in the same region and ended up obscuring the entire planet for months. Earth and Mars will reach their closest point in 60,000 years on August 27, 2003, and the Red Planet should offer up some tremendous views.

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