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Capturing Martian Weather in Motion

Justin Cowart • November 04, 2016 • 1

Still images of Mars often give a false impression that Mars is a dead planet—but time-lapse imaging from the European Mars Express spacecraft reveals the planet as it really is.

Detecting Dust Devils with Insight

Ralph Lorenz • November 11, 2015

Planetary scientist and dust devil expert Ralph Lorenz describes how the upcoming Mars InSight lander's sensitive seismometer might be able to detect dust devils.

Jupiter Weather Report: 2014/15 Apparition

Leigh Fletcher • November 05, 2015

A summary of Jupiter's changing face as seen from Earth during its 2014/2015 apparition.

A Roundup of Dust Devil Research

Ralph Lorenz • November 02, 2015

Planetary scientist Ralph Lorenz briefs us on the current state of our knowledge on dust devils on Earth and Mars.

8th Mars Report: Was Ancient Mars Warm and Wet or Cold and Icy?

Abigail Fraeman • July 29, 2014 • 3

One of the hot topics of the 8th International Conference on Mars was the nature of Mars' ancient past. Abigail Fraeman reports on our updated view of whether Mars was ever warm and wet.

Intro Astronomy Class 5: Venus (continued) and Mars

Bruce Betts • March 06, 2014

Continue exploring Venus and begin looking at Mars in this video of class 5 of Bruce Betts' Introduction to Planetary Science and Astronomy class.

Intro Astronomy Class 4: Eclipses, Mercury, Venus-Earth-Mars Atmospheres, Venus

Bruce Betts • February 28, 2014

This video of class 4 of Bruce Betts' Introduction to Planetary Science and Astronomy class discusses eclipses, Mercury, Venus, and a comparison of the atmospheres of Venus, Earth, and Mars.

New Views of Martian Weather

Bill Dunford • January 20, 2014 • 3

The latest postcards from Mars Express feature cloudy skies.

The Mists of Mars

Bill Dunford • December 09, 2013 • 3

Two grand canyons fill with fog, one on Earth and one on Mars.

Science Against the Storm

Bill Dunford • November 11, 2013

In the face of disaster, the search for answers and ways to help continues, on the ground and in space.

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