January 28, 2013

The Lightning-Filled Rocket Dust Storms of Mars

Adam Mann, Wired


NASA

Scientists have modeled the internal workings of lightning-filled “rocket dust storms” on Mars that rise at speeds 100 times faster than ordinary storms and inject dust high into the Martian atmosphere.

The Red Planet is a very dry and dusty place, with global storms that sometimes obscure the entire surface.

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TAGGED: Storm, Mars, Dust, Lightning

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