Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Development of the 2018 dust storm over Gale crater, sols 1997-2085

Development of the 2018 dust storm over Gale crater, sols 1997-2085
Development of the 2018 dust storm over Gale crater, sols 1997-2085 Curiosity regularly takes pictures of the distant northern crater rim as a way to assess how much dust is in the low-altitude air. Sol 1997 shows the view on a relatively clear day. As the Mars year 34 dust storm developed, Curiosity's view of the rim vanished into dust. NASA / JPL / MSSS / Justin Cowart / Emily Lakdawalla

Animation originally aligned and produced by Justin Cowart. Hot pixels and other blemishes painted out by Emily Lakdawalla.

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