January 28, 2013
The Lightning-Filled Rocket Dust Storms of Mars
Adam Mann, Wired
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.
TAGGED: Storm, Mars, Dust, Lightning