Mars' stormy weather through 11 June 2018

Mars' stormy weather through 11 June 2018
Mars' stormy weather through 11 June 2018 This series of images, created with imagery processed by the Mars Color Imager (MARCI) crew at Malin Space Science Systems (MSSS), shows simulated views of the path of the ongoing epic dust storm event as it moves across the planet, darkening the Martian sky and blotting out the Sun from Opportunity’s view. The storm is depicted in rusty red swaths. Opportunity and the younger, larger, roving laboratory Curiosity are placed in their approximate locations on the map. You can see in this gif how the dust storm increased in size and moves right over Opportunity during the first half of June. The robot remains hunkered down in a kind of hibernation mode waiting out the storm. NASA / JPL-Caltech / MSSS

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