Image display for discovery #8

CLEARING SKIES. In June 2001, a small dust storm broke out in the Hellas impact basin. As TES watched from orbit, the disturbance grew until by late July it enveloped the whole planet in clouds of dust. The storm then slowly subsided over the succeeding months. Click on the image to download a larger version (4 MB). NASA/JPL/Arizona State University

Smith, M. D., B. J. Conrath, J. C. Pearl, and P. R. Christensen, Thermal Emission Spectrometer observations of martian planet-encircling dust storm 2001A, Icarus, 157, 259-263, 2002.