Storm path

Storm path
Storm path This series of images, created with imagery processed by the Mars Color Imager (MARCI) crew at Malin Space Science Systems, shows simulated views of the epic dust storm’s path as it moves across the planet and darkens the Martian sky and blots out the Sun from Opportunity’s view. The storm is depicted in rusty red swaths. Both Opportunity and the newer larger rover, Curiosity, are placed in their approximate locations on the map. You can see in this gif how the dust storm increases in size and moves right over Opportunity. The rover is currently hunkered down in a kind of hibernation mode waiting out the storm. NASA / JPL-Caltech / Malin Space Science Systems (MSSS)

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