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Mars Curiosity Dust Storm
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Mars Curiosity Dust Storm

January 9, 2013
Occasional globe-encircling storms distribute dust all over Mars. A soil sample analyzed in October 2012 by the Chemistry and Mineralogy (CheMin) instrument on NASA's Curiosity rover is likely a blend of globally distributed dust and larger sand-sized particles derived from local sources. Full image and caption: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2001/31/image/a/ Image credit: NASA/Cornell/SSI/STScI/AURA