Mars Storm Watch

Mars Storm Watch
Mars Storm Watch In its fury, the current storm threatening Opportunity presents “an unprecedented opportunity to learn more about Mars, and the many challenges that it presents for exploration,” as Jim Watzin, Director of the Mars Exploration Program at NASA Headquarters, defined it during the teleconference. NASA is all in, directing every one of its assets at Mars to enable scientists to observe and study this rare, massive storm from many different instruments and perspectives. This storm is “just days away from meeting the classification of a planet-encircling dust event,” Rich Zurek, the Mars Program Office Chief Scientist at JPL, announced at a teleconference June 13, 2018. NASA

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