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Fraser
2005-Nov-03, 08:40 PM
SUMMARY: The Hubble Space Telescope snapped this high resolution image of Mars on October 28, 2005; one day before the Red Planet made its closest approach to Earth. Clearly visible near the middle of the planet is a large dust storm that has been growing and evolving over the last few weeks. This dust storm measures about 1,500 km (930 miles) across, and is actually visible in many amateur telescopes. Some of the smallest craters visible in this image are approximately 20 km (12 miles) across.

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ToSeek
2005-Nov-03, 11:44 PM
The dust storm is being discussed here (http://www.bautforum.com/showthread.php?t=33969).