Mars Dust Storms Provides 'Ideal' For Scientific Research

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Published on June 14, 2018 - Duration: 00:44s

According to a report by, NASA's Opportunity rover was forced to halt operations after "one of the thickest dust storms ever observed on Mars" swept in.

Despite slowing ground operations, Jim Watzin, director of NASA’s Mars Exploration Program in Washington, said, "This is the ideal storm for Mars science."

Currently, the agency has three orbiters circling the globe, each one equipped with special cameras and atmospheric instruments.


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